U.S. gives big, secret push to Internet surveillance

Justice Department agreed to issue “2511 letters” immunizing AT&T and other companies participating in a cybersecurity program from criminal prosecution under the Wiretap Act, according to new documents obtained by the Electronic Privacy Information Center.

Declan McCullagh CNET 4/24/2013

Senior Obama administration officials have secretly authorized the interception of communications carried on portions of networks […]