Wired News published documents today describing an alleged secret system allowing the National Security Agency to snoop into innumerable e-mail messages. Wired obtained the documents through an anonymous source close to the current case brought against AT&T by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF).

The documents that support the EFF’s claim were ordered held under seal last week by Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker while he considered the government’s assertion that the group’s lawsuit endangers state secrets. Additionally, AT&T claims information in the file is proprietary and that it would suffer severe harm if it were released. Wired News disagrees and believes that the public’s right to know outweighs AT&T’s claims to secrecy.

Wired taking on AT&T and the U.S. Government!? Stay tuned.

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