said by tmc8080:
hackers do this for free already.. you don't even need a physical connection to the tower to do it..
But it's a good distraction for the news to report about cops and telcos colluding to spy on customers. If you just point out one of the **A's are tapping phones directly you'll have the discussion turn crazy. Look at where the discussion about the secret AT&T closets is at these days. Long forgotten.
If it's possible it is happening even if you can't believe it.--
Say no to JAMS!