While the NSA has been in the news recently for spying on Americans, the Drug Enforcement Agency’s “Hemisphere Project” is far bigger. The DEA database tracks every call that goes through an AT&T switch dating back to 1987. Not only that, the Hemisphere Project goes even further than NSA records because it includes location information. The project works by using AT&T employees, paid by the government, to gather data for police officers and agents, using administrative – not judicial – subpoenas that are not overseen by a judge. Heidi Boghosian, executive director of the National Lawyers Guild, joins us to discuss the legality of the Hemisphere Project.Help us spread the ANTIDOTE to corporate propaganda.
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