Let’s just cut to the chase–these revelations are becoming increasing depressing…
According to former employee Mark Klein, AT&T built special facilities in their San Francisco, Seattle, San Jose, Los Angeles and San Diego and other unmentioned switching centers for the express purpose of allowing the National Security Agency (NSA) to data mine the traffic passing through those switches.
Without a warrant.
In contravention to the law, ethics and morality.
Your government at work.