AT&T News Byte: Surveillance 'partnership' Between NSA and Telcos Points to AT&T, Verizon

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A newly disclosed top secret document lauds the National Security Agency's "productive" and long-standing surveillance "partnership" with a pair of telecommunications providers - that permitted tapping into their fiber links - but without naming names. Evidence points to AT&T and Verizon. Verizon seems to have heard enough about studies showing that AT&T's LTE network is the fastest in the United States. Bloomberg reports that Verizon "is planning a sweeping upgrade of its network this year after surging congestion and deteriorating speed allowed AT&T?to close the gap on service quality AT&T?s mobile boss has reportedly confirmed that the carrier?s fire sale on the HTC First was a success, and that the phone is now sold out. AT&T sold fewer than 15,000 units during the phone?s first month of availability, and the First was promptly put on sale for just $0.99 in an effort to clear out inventory. According to AT&T Mobility CEO Ralph de la Vega, the carrier has now burned through its First inventory

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