Comment: it's not necessary to assume

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it's not necessary to assume

as a several-decade veteran of the telecom industry, I can assure you that ALL communications are copied - ALL.

if they want to listen to a call you had with your mom in 2005 - they have it. The email you sent to your last girlfriend? got it, too.

one of my best friends was the individual who admitted the NSA agents into our fiber hub so they could splice in - many years ago.