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3/14/2008

11:30 AM -- While legal experts are debating the merits of warrantless wiretapping performed by the likes of AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) and Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ), one group is helping to raise public awareness that this service is available to government security agencies. (See Were Telcos Justified in Warrantless Wiretaps?)

The Billboard Liberation Front, which describes itself as a "privately-held, worker-controlled shadow entity with no phone number and no permanent address," launched a new advertising campaign on behalf of AT&T and the National Security Agency last month.

The campaign began with an AT&T billboard in San Francisco, which originally read: "AT&T works in more places, like CHILONDOSCOW." (image here.) The BLF "improved" the ad to highlight AT&T's booming national security business.



— Ryan Lawler, Reporter, Light Reading

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