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DEA pays AT&T to provide phone records back to 1987

09/02, 2:37pm

Records extend beyond AT&T customers

The Drug Enforcement Agency and other government agencies have reportedly paid AT&T for access to a database of phone records extending back to 1987, according to a New York Times report. Referred to as the "Hemisphere Project," the program is said to store data regarding phone calls routed through AT&T switches, rather than focusing solely on records for AT&T customers.

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