here). AT&T charges a $325 activation fee for each wiretap (plus $10 a day to maintain it). Verizon records are more expensive: $775. Numbers climb quickly. One narcotics case in New York in 2011 cost the government $2.9 million alone. Is this the best way to spend tax-payers money? Is it true that Google and other firms are indeed serving intelligence purposes like any of its Chinese competitors?
In any case, be careful! Your email records may be only $25 worth!