CIA Paying AT&T $10M Annually For Int'l Call Records

Law360, Los Angeles (November 07, 2013, 10:36 PM ET) -- The Central Intelligence Agency is paying AT&T Inc. at least $10 million annually in exchange for records of international phone calls, including ones made by Americans, which the agency allegedly needs to investigate terrorism suspects abroad, the New York Times reported Thursday.

Under the voluntarily arrangement, the CIA reportedly gives phone numbers of alleged suspects to the telecommunications company, which in turn scans its database and gives the agency information including the date and length of the calls, as well as the other phone number involved...
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