NSA and AT&T Sittin’ in a Tree propublica.org

T-A-P-P-I-N-G. At least, according to Julia Angwin, et. al. in a ProPublicaNew York Times joint report:

While it has been long known that American telecommunications companies worked closely with the spy agency, newly disclosed NSA documents show that the relationship with AT&T has been considered unique and especially productive. One document described it as “highly collaborative,” while another lauded the company’s “extreme willingness to help.”


One document reminds NSA officials to be polite when visiting AT&T facilities, noting: “This is a partnership, not a contractual relationship.”