October 25, 2016

"Hemisphere is a secretive program run by ATT that searches trillions of call records and analyzes cellular data to determine where a target is located, with whom he speaks, and potentially why."

Daily Beast: ATT’s own documentation—reported here by The Daily Beast for the first time—shows Hemisphere was used far beyond the war on drugs to include everything from investigations of homicide to Medicaid fraud. by Kenneth Lipp

'Hemisphere isn’t a “partnership” but rather a product ATT developed, marketed, and sold at a cost of millions of dollars per year to taxpayers. No warrant is required to make use of the company’s massive trove of data, according to ATT documents, only a promise from law enforcement to not disclose Hemisphere if an investigation using it becomes public.

'These new revelations come as the company seeks to acquire Time Warner in the face of vocal opposition saying the deal would be bad for consumers. Donald Trump told supporters over the weekend he would kill the acquisition if he’s elected president; Hillary Clinton has urged regulators to scrutinize the deal.'

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