tinfoil hat: on
While it hasn't been proven yet, that tinfoil hat may be justified...
Check out this link from SpamDailyNews: AT&T Forwards All Internet Traffic to the NSA.
It seems the Electronic Frontier Foundation found out, after talking with retired executives, that AT&T has been handing over pretty much all internet traffic that goes through it's routers to the NSA. Couple this with two facts:
- almost *all* internet traffic will go through an AT&T router at some point (at least in the US).
- NSA has immense computing power. If you think Google is big, the NSA is several orders of magnitude bigger (supposedly they own the largest group of supercomputers in the world).
tinfoil hat: off