AT&T has ‘extraordinary, decades-long’ relationship with NSA – report

  • New York Times and ProPublica cite newly released NSA documents
  • Telecoms giant assisted with ‘wiretapping United Nations headquarters’

The telecoms giant AT&T has had an “extraordinary, decades-long” relationship with the National Security Agency, it was reported on Saturday.

Citing newly disclosed NSA documents dating from 2003 to 2013, the New York Times said in a story published with ProPublica that AT&T was described as “highly collaborative” with an “extreme willingness to help” with government internet surveillance.

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From Alphabet to Warren Buffett: how the conglomerate was reborn

Google’s radical restructuring seems inspired by the veteran investor’s Berkshire Hathaway empire. Suddenly, the most unfashionable of corporate models is back

Conglomerates have been distinctly unfashionable among investors for decades. But that may be about to change.

Just as Warren Buffett put the final touches to a $37.2bn deal to add a nuts-and-bolts maker to his sprawling Berkshire Hathaway empire last week, Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin unveiled a restructuring that borrowed liberally from the sage of Omaha’s rulebook.

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