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AT&T Maintains Call Database for the DEA Going Back to 1987

Jah-Wren Ryel (80510) writes | 1 year,21 days

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Jah-Wren Ryel (80510) writes "Forget the NSA — the DEA has been working hand-in-hand with AT&T on the Hemisphere database of records of every call that passes through AT&T's phone switches going back as far as 1987. The government pays AT&T for contractors who site side-by-side with DEA agents and do phone records searches for them."
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AHuxley (892839) | 1 year,21 days | (#44736183)

Trying to describe efforts like http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Core [wikipedia.org] and PROMIS
http://consortiumnews.com/2013/07/11/prisms-controversial-forerunner/ [consortiumnews.com]
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/04/18/patriot_games [foreignpolicy.com]
The Hemisphere Project seems advanced as in the domestic reach and "every call" aspect.
The "four billion call records are added to the database every day" shows computing power was never an issue given funding, skill and simple data sets.
The term administrative subpoenas is interesting too and where the data was stored...
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