Revealed: The towering NSA 'spy hubs' hidden in plain sight in cities across the country 'peering into Americans' lives from their own backyards'
The NSA is 'spying on internet users with the help of telecoms giant AT&T'
AT&T data processing hubs in eight US cities allegedly used by the NSA
They process data from AT&T customers as well as from other internet providers
The hubs are 'liable to carry everybody's internet traffic at one point or another'
The National Security Agency is using internet data processing centers run by telecommunications powerhouse AT&T to spy on American and foreign citizens, a new investigation claims.
The Intercept has identified eight AT&T facilities across the United States which are allegedly being used by the NSA to monitor internet users' emails, social media posts and internet browsing.
The centers are known as 'peering' facilities' and processes data from both AT&T customers and those of other U.S. internet providers, as well as telecoms companies fromSweden, India, Germany and Italy.