AT&T Is Spying on Americans for Profit

Kenneth Lipp, for The Daily Beast:

Hemisphere isn’t a “partnership” but rather a product AT&T 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 AT&T documents, only a promise from law enforcement to not disclose Hemisphere if an investigation using it becomes public.

This is the same company that, until recently, spied on its customers' internet traffic for ad-targeting purposes, and charged an additional fee to opt-out.