AT&T was close partner to NSA in Internet spying, article asserts
AT&T worked for decades in a close "partnership" with the National Security Agency to retrieve information about billions of emails. That's according to a report by the New York Times and ProPublica citing NSA documents obtained from former agency contractor Edward Snowden. AT&T gave the agency access to information regarding emails sent on its networks and allowed the agency to monitor communications at the United Nations, according to the documents. The article says AT&T provided the information under "legal rules."