AT&T has turned spying for the US Government into a profitable business venture. Welcome to Hemisphere, the new way anyone with access to government computers can locate and track (and who knows what else) any AT&T customer instantly, and see where they have been at any time in the past.
Now that the Hemisphere product exists, the government won’t let them ever shut it down, because they value the intelligence far more than they fear the risks. Hackers and corrupt AT&T and USG employees are also in there too. We used to laugh when TV shows like NCIS showed them able to instantly locate anyone. Now we know it’s actually true, just not ALL done with satellites.
New documents reveal the telecom giant is doing NSA-style work for law enforcement—without a warrant—and earning millions a year from taxpayers.