Wired publishes secret AT&T whistleblower docs
A while back, I posted about an AT&T technician who blew the whistle on the company's "secret tech room" that routed its circuits through NSA data mining technology; since then, the EFF has filed a class-action lawsuit against AT&T.
Then things started moving like we were all taking part in some John Grisham novel ("The Spying?" "The Data Miner?"). About a week ago, the US government secretly moved to have the case against AT&T dismissed because it could "harm national security." Then AT&T moved to have a closed courtroom for the hearings, which was denied. Then AT&T moved to have the whistelblower's documents banned from testimony and returned to them without question, which was also denied.
The judge decided, though, that the whistleblower documents should remain sealed "for now." But today, Wired News made the bold move and decided that the public's right to know far outweighed any "trade secrets" that AT&T thinks are in the docs (read: how they routed all their traffic to the NSA), and have published the documents. In an editorial note, editor-in-chief Evan Hansen had this to say: