AT&T Gets $10M a Year From CIA to Comb Records, Share Data
AT&T is paid $10 million annually by the CIA to share call data, reports The Times. Such deals are likely to complicate a Vodafone acquisition.
AT&T is paid more than $10 million a year to help the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) with its “overseas counterterrorism investigations,” The New York Times reported Nov. 7. AT&T has a voluntary contract with the CIA, and is “not under subpoenas or court orders compelling the company to participate,” said the report, citing government officials.