AT&T Shareholders Want Accountability

A group of AT&T shareholders are requesting that the company issue a report on its involvement in NSA wiretapping, according to the ACLU. AT&T has appealed to the Securities and Exchange Commission, saying that it would interfere with “ordinary business matters” and referred to a declaration from John Negroponte which cited the “state secrets privilege.”

The “state secrets privilege” has been very much overused by the Bush administration, according to the ACLU. It has been used in regards to torture, a racial discrimination lawsuit, and other matters.

Also, I have to wonder how a report on government wiretapping would interfere with “ordinary business matters.”

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