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Think your AT&T bill is big? Try picking up the CIA’s spying tab

Molly Wood Nov 8, 2013
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Think your AT&T bill is big? Try picking up the CIA’s spying tab

Molly Wood Nov 8, 2013
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The New York Times reported yesterday  that the CIA is paying AT&T $10 million a year for phone record data that could help counterterrorism efforts overseas. The new surveillance program is different from similar domestic and foreign efforts conducted by the NSA. Charlie Savage, the reporter for The New York Times who broke the story, tells Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson about the CIA’s arrangement with AT&T, and what it means for the ongoing debate about government surveillance.

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