Wednesday, June 21

More Former AT&T Employees Talk

We have already heard from whistleblower Mark Klein, the former AT&T employee that exposed them of spying on Americans, now Salon has interviewed a couple more former employees. And guess what?

(Salon)In a pivotal network operations center in metropolitan St. Louis, AT&T has maintained a secret, highly secured room since 2002 where government work is being conducted, according to two former AT&T workers once employed at the center.

In interviews with Salon, the former AT&T workers said that only government officials or AT&T employees with top-secret security clearance are admitted to the room, located inside AT&T's facility in Bridgeton. The room's tight security includes a biometric "mantrap" or highly sophisticated double door, secured with retinal and fingerprint scanners. The former workers say company supervisors told them that employees working inside the room were "monitoring network traffic" and that the room was being used by "a government agency."
"It was very hush-hush," said one of the former AT&T workers. "We were told there was going to be some government personnel working in that room. We were told, 'Do not try to speak to them. Do not hamper their work. Do not impede anything that they're doing.'"
I wonder if we will hear that "Ma Bell" was allowed to buy back all the "Baby Bells" in cooperation with the NSA being allowed access to their network?