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AT&T to Spy and Report directly to MPAA and RIAA

Posted by geeknews at 5:05 PM on June 13, 2007

AT&T in a move today that is shocking the patrons of the Internet have decided to Spy on their customers and report people that are sharing music and movies with the RIAA and MPAA.

Frankly I am speechless, the only thing I can determine is that AT&T wants to loose customers. As of about 15 minutes ago I canceled my AT&T long distance account with AT&T and will be moving my service to another company. I do not use their Internet service thank goodness.

While I do not condone file sharing I really am very critical of companies that say they are going to spy on their customers. This is a really bad move on AT&T’s part and while my account will probably not be missed I was very clear to tell the customer service person why I was canceling my long distance service with them.

What is even more troublesome is that it will not be just AT&T customers at risk it will be any traffic that goes across their network. They have significant numbers of data exchanges and a great deal of Internet traffic pass through their hands daily.

AT&T loves to share data, first the NSA now RIAA and MPAA well AT&T I have a few choice 3 and 4 letter words for you! LA Times