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Warrantless Phone Tapping, Email Spying Inching to Supreme Court Review


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AT&T switching center, San Francisco

Whistleblower Mark Klein took this now 8-year-old photo of a secret room in a San Francisco AT&T switching center. Klein alleges the facility houses data-mining equipment enabling U.S. agents access to electronic communications. His photo and other documents he obtained while a telco contractor prompted ongoing Fourth Amendment litigation.

Credit: Mark Klein

In 2013, the Supreme Court rejected a challenge to a once-clandestine warrantless surveillance program that gobbles up Americans' electronic communications—a project secretly adopted in the wake of the 2001 terror attacks on the United States.

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