On Thursday a New York Times article reported that the CIA has been paying AT&T more than $10 million a year to access the telecommunications giant's phone records -- including Americans' international phone calls. It's the latest in a series of reports over the past few months on US spying allegations in the name of counterterrorism.
Executive director of the National Lawyers Guild, Heidi Boghosian, joins Bill for a conversation on what we all need to know about surveillance in America. Boghosian, author of Spying on Democracy: Government Surveillance, Corporate Power, and Public Resistance, says the government is working with corporations to illicitly spy on virtually all of us, not just suspected terrorists or the Angela Merkels of this world. "They are hand-in-hand working to gather information about Americans as well as people across the globe, to really be in a race to collect more information than any other country can."