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#1 StankDawg

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 10:28 AM

I stumbled across this on wikipedia from something else and found it interesting. I had never heard of this before.

Room 641A is an intercept facility operated by AT&T for the U.S. National Security Agency, beginning in 2003.[citation needed] Room 641A is located in the SBC Communications building at 611 Folsom Street, San Francisco, three floors of which were occupied by AT&T before SBC purchased AT&T.[citation needed] The room was referred to in internal AT&T documents as the SG3 [Study Group 3] Secure Room. It is fed by fiber optic lines from beam splitters installed in fiber optic trunks carrying Internet backbone traffic and, therefore, presumably has access to all Internet traffic that passes through the building.[citation needed]

The room measures about 24 by 48 feet (7.3 by 15 m) and contains several racks of equipment, including a Narus STA 6400, a device designed to intercept and analyze Internet communications at very high speeds.[1]

The existence of the room was revealed by a former AT&T technician, Mark Klein, and was the subject of a 2006 class action lawsuit by the Electronic Frontier Foundation against AT&T.[2] Klein claims he was told that similar black rooms are operated at other facilities around the country.

Room 641A and the controversies surrounding it were subjects of an episode of Frontline, the current affairs documentary program on PBS. It was originally broadcast on May 15, 2007. It was also featured on PBS's NOW on March 14, 2008.


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Posted 21 June 2011 - 08:34 PM

I stumbled across this on wikipedia from something else and found it interesting. I had never heard of this before.

Room 641A is an intercept facility operated by AT&T for the U.S. National Security Agency, beginning in 2003.[citation needed] Room 641A is located in the SBC Communications building at 611 Folsom Street, San Francisco, three floors of which were occupied by AT&T before SBC purchased AT&T.[citation needed] The room was referred to in internal AT&T documents as the SG3 [Study Group 3] Secure Room. It is fed by fiber optic lines from beam splitters installed in fiber optic trunks carrying Internet backbone traffic and, therefore, presumably has access to all Internet traffic that passes through the building.[citation needed]

The room measures about 24 by 48 feet (7.3 by 15 m) and contains several racks of equipment, including a Narus STA 6400, a device designed to intercept and analyze Internet communications at very high speeds.[1]

The existence of the room was revealed by a former AT&T technician, Mark Klein, and was the subject of a 2006 class action lawsuit by the Electronic Frontier Foundation against AT&T.[2] Klein claims he was told that similar black rooms are operated at other facilities around the country.

Room 641A and the controversies surrounding it were subjects of an episode of Frontline, the current affairs documentary program on PBS. It was originally broadcast on May 15, 2007. It was also featured on PBS's NOW on March 14, 2008.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Room_641A

I have been aware about this for at least 3 years or more..

I got a blog post with a bunch of other links to wikipedia pages for other covert spy programs..
http://nyphonejacks....not-secure.html
if this type of thing interests you..

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 11:34 PM

I stumbled across this on wikipedia from something else and found it interesting. I had never heard of this before.

Room 641A is an intercept facility operated by AT&T for the U.S. National Security Agency, beginning in 2003.[citation needed] Room 641A is located in the SBC Communications building at 611 Folsom Street, San Francisco, three floors of which were occupied by AT&T before SBC purchased AT&T.[citation needed] The room was referred to in internal AT&T documents as the SG3 [Study Group 3] Secure Room. It is fed by fiber optic lines from beam splitters installed in fiber optic trunks carrying Internet backbone traffic and, therefore, presumably has access to all Internet traffic that passes through the building.[citation needed]

The room measures about 24 by 48 feet (7.3 by 15 m) and contains several racks of equipment, including a Narus STA 6400, a device designed to intercept and analyze Internet communications at very high speeds.[1]

The existence of the room was revealed by a former AT&T technician, Mark Klein, and was the subject of a 2006 class action lawsuit by the Electronic Frontier Foundation against AT&T.[2] Klein claims he was told that similar black rooms are operated at other facilities around the country.

Room 641A and the controversies surrounding it were subjects of an episode of Frontline, the current affairs documentary program on PBS. It was originally broadcast on May 15, 2007. It was also featured on PBS's NOW on March 14, 2008.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Room_641A


it's some scary stuff... another one you might like is http://www.pbs.org/w...py-factory.html

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 06:09 PM

court evidence, diagrams, and photos here:

http://cryptome.org/klein-decl.htm

Accordingly, without admitting or denying any factual assertions by the

plaintiffs, it is clear they lack even prima facie evidence of any governmental

interception or electronic surveillance of any communications much less any

illegal activity. No such evidence could possibly be developed without delving

deeply into matters covered by the government's existing state secrets assertion.



no evidence, but we all know it's obvious

Edited by Afterm4th, 05 July 2011 - 06:09 PM.





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