So I read the newbie guide to detecting if the NSA was monitoring your traffic. It says to traceroute to nsa.gov and see what routers your traffic is passing through. John Bartas has the 411 on how to do this.

The magic string you’re looking for is sffca.ip.att.net. If it’s present immediately above or below a non-att.net entry, then — by Klein’s allegations — our packets are being copied into room 641A, and from there, illegally, to the NSA. Of course, if Marcus is correct and AT&T has nstalled these secret rooms all around the country, then any att.net entry in your route is a bad sign.

I tried this and found that my traffic is being monitored by the NSA!


68.87.226.130
12.116.188.17
tbr2033201.sffca.ip.att.net [12.123.12.126]
tbr1-cl2.sl9mo.ip.att.net [12.122.10.41]
tbr1-cl4.wswdc.ip.att.net [12.122.10.29]

But, using the Tor web proxy none of my traffic traverses an AT&T link.  Horay for anonymity.

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