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AT&T to spy on your internet traffic

AT&T is getting together with Hollywood studios and recording companies to develop technology to snoop on your Internet traffic in search of pirated material, according to a story posted today by the LA Times. You'll need to register for free with the Times site to read the original story.

At a time when Apple, EMI and other companies are making the no-brainer, money-making decision to sell music without cumbersome and annoying digital-rights management, AT&T has decided to go the "Privacy? What privacy?" route.

Today @ PC World AT&T To Spy on Your Internet Traffic

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I thought you would like our government to snoop on us; I am confused
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I thought you would like our government to snoop on us; I am confused
You know what they say about ASSuming.

Not sure why you would ever get the impression I was for gov't snooping. I have never posted anything in support of it.

I guess maybe because I am for less taxes and a smaller gov't I must be for the errosion of my civil liberties?
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Oh I am for smaller government but more taxes, how's that for a combo?
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Oh I am for smaller government but more taxes, how's that for a combo?
Dropped on your head when you were a baby from a low height? Only partially brain damaged? Or only partial indoctrinated by the public schools?
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Dropped on your head when you were a baby from a low height? Only partially brain damaged? Or only partial indoctrinated by the public schools?
Ah yeah so I assume you went to private school, how bourgois
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You say that like there is something wrong with being bourgeois.

Bourgeios - a classification used in analysing human societies to describe a social class of people who are in the upper or merchant class, whose status or power comes from employment, education, and wealth as opposed to aristocratic origin. The term is widely used in many non-English speaking countries as an approximate equivalent of middle class.

Actually I have attended both public & private educational establishments.
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Is this if you're signed up with AT&T services? $%&#

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It is if you are signed up with AT&T but it may also be for all of us that have traffic that flows over AT&T's massive internet infrastructure backbone.

If AT&T were my ISP I would be switching assuming there is an alternative in your area.
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All of our calls are actually monitored and tracked by Verifone which operates in the USA. It is not an American company yet it has access to every call made in the USA regardless if you have AT&T or anyone else. I don't see our so called "patriots" crying about this and I wonder why?
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