Hemisphere spy program exposes millions of phone records

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Hemisphere spy program exposes millions of phone records



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Senator Ron Wyden is on a mission to expose the hemisphere program. The program allows trillions of American phone records to be created by law enforcement. The records can include phone numbers, dates, times, durations and locations of calls and text messages. , as well as the amount and type of data transferred.


People can use it to see where you go, who you talk to and how often you talk to them, the logs do not include the content of calls and text messages, an agreement between the white house and AT&T made this possible during the last decade.


Records show the White House gave the program more than $6 million Senator Wyden's investigation found law enforcement officials referred to the program as At&t's superbad and Google on steroids found it can identify numbers a person's alternatives, as well as the phone records of everyone the person spoke to.


Most people who live in the United States do not realize or ignore when accepting the terms in a telephone contract, they are agreeing to be monitored at a level never seen before.


It is worrying that the data could fall into more bad hands, and get out of control in the future and that could happen through a Cyber ​​attack or through many other ways, that data exists and must be protected the data can be joined together to form a profile of a person all without a court order which Senator Wyden considers an illegal invasion of privacy.


Wyden wrote a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland asking him to make public information about the program, saying what he has discovered so far will outrage many Americans and other members of Congress.





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