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Millions of airline passengers using inflight WiFi are being tracked by the NSA

• MailOnline

A letter, leaked to Wired, Gogo admitted violating the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA) - a 1994 wiretapping law that gave a backdoor to government agencies to monitor telecom and broadband activity.

But Gogo states in the letter that it added a raft of new measures to its service that made spying on users easier for the authorities.

'In designing its existing network, Gogo worked closely with law enforcement to incorporate functionalities and protections that would serve public safety and national security interests,' Gogo lawyer Karis Hastings wrote in the 2012 letter. '[Gogo] worked with federal agencies to reach agreement regarding a set of additional capabilities to accommodate law enforcement interests.'

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