EPIC FOIA Docs Show FBI and CBP Accessed “Hemisphere” Records

The Drug Enforcement Agency has released to EPIC a new FOIA production about the AT&T “Hemisphere” program. Hemisphere is a massive call records database made available to government agents by the nation’s largest telecommunication company. AT&T discloses to the government billions of detailed customer phone…

Large ISPs, Flushed with Capital, Blame Consumer Protections for Their Disregard of Rural America

Companies like AT&T, Comcast, and Verizon are going around to state legislatures and telling them that any laws they pass that protect consumers will harm their ability to deploy networks in rural America. They claim that any legislator eager to protect their constituents from the…

Eight AT&T Buildings and Ten Years of Litigation: Shining a Light on NSA Surveillance

Two reporters recently identified eight AT&T locations in the United States—towering, multi-story buildings—where NSA surveillance occurs on the backbone of the Internet. Their article showed how the agency taps into cables, routers, and switches that handle vast quantities of Internet traffic around the world. Published…

Senator Wyden Demands Answers from Prison Phone Service Caught Sharing Cellphone Location Data

Do you use Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, or T-Mobile? If so, your real-time cell phone location data may have been shared with law enforcement without your knowledge or consent. How could this happen? Well, a company that provides phone services to jails and prisons has been…

Court of Appeals Restores FTC’s Authority Over ISPs

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in FTC v. AT&T that the Federal Trade Commission can regulate telephone and internet companies, reversing an earlier decision by a three-judge panel that stripped the FTC of its authority over “common carriers.” The full Ninth Circuit…

Bringing Together Cisco Kinetic for Cities with the AT&T Smart City Operations Center

Today, we’re excited to share that AT&T has announced it is exploring opportunities to integrate the Cisco Kinetic for Cities platform into select AT&T Smart Cities solutions, including its AT&T Smart Cities Operations Center (SCOC). VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE Bringing Together Cisco Kinetic for Cities…

The Hypocrisy of AT&T’s “Internet Bill of Rights”

Last week AT&T has decided it’s good business to advocate for an “Internet Bill of Rights.” Of course, that catchy name doesn’t in any way mean that what AT&T wants is a codified list of rights for Internet users. No, what AT&T wants is to…