Confirming to the latest news of the Daily Beast, the largest US mobile company AT&T sells access to its basis of telephone communication records without a relevant court order. As it has been stated in the article, the company provides work of the NSA getting profit from the ‘pockets of taxpayers’. The secret plan established as the Hemisphere was firstly developed for counterdrug in the country. Today the possibilities of the program have been enlarged and the authorities use the plan for investigation of murder and medical insurance’s frauds too.
If turning to legitimacy of the actions, it comes to be clear that only by court order intelligence services can monitor the communications. As it has been stated in the magazine, the program was launched in 2003. So, throughout of the duration of at least six years American authorities have had access to milliards of telephone communications, which includes old data and continues it up to now. Although the access to the data is provided to all the authorities, only AT&T has a right to monitor and analyze the materials on commission from the government agencies. Whatever the case, it wouldn’t be superfluous to be cautious and pay extra attention to your privacy.