End the Lie
July 22, 2013
For the first time since Edward Snowden leaked information on the National Security Agency‚Äôs surveillance programs, the owner of an ISP has publicly discussed how the NSA got him to install equipment to directly spy on one of his customers.
Pete Ashdown, the CEO of XMission, detailed his experience when he received a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant in 2010 which forced him to allow the federal government to monitor a customer of his.
Of course, like all FISA orders, it also contained a broad gag order, which still prevents him from telling all the details.