CNET – Social media is wringing its hands over another potential spying scandal hitting AT&T.
This comes almost a decade after the carrier first faced lawsuits over a National Security Agency spy program — and amid a general atmosphere today of privacy worries that wasn’t helped by this month’s accusations that Yahoo had been spying on its users as well.
Social Cues is our daily guide on what people are talking about across Facebook and Twitter. Here’s what is trending on social media on Tuesday:
AT&T is Spying: The phrase started trending on Twitter on Tuesday morning after The Daily Beast reported that the Dallas telecommunications giant is helping the US government trace call records and analyze cellular data. New documents uncovered about the already known “Project Hemisphere” seem to show that AT&T has built and sold a product for millions of dollars to government agencies that searches through trillions of phone records from AT&T, according to the Daily Beast. Twitter users are furious about the alleged invasion of privacy. AT&T reps did not immediately respond to requests for comments.