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The NSA Has Eight Hidden Spy Hubs in Major US Cities; Here Are Their Addresses

The Infinite Brief
Much has previously been reported about the NSA’s surveillance programs. But few details have been disclosed about the physical infrastructure that enables the spying.

Last year, The Intercept highlighted a likely NSA facility in New York City’s Lower Manhattan. Now, for the first time, we’re revealing a series of other buildings across the U.S. that appear to serve a similar function, as critical parts of one of the world’s most powerful electronic eavesdropping systems, hidden in plain sight.

Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, D.C. In each of these cities, there is an AT&T facility containing networking equipment that transports large quantities of internet traffic across the United States and the world.

The eight locations are featured on a top-secret NSA map, which depicts U.S. facilities that the agency relies upon for one of its largest surveillance programs, code-named FAIRVIEW.

There are hundreds of AT&T-owned properties scattered across the U.S. The eight identified here serve a specific function, processing AT&T customers’ data and also carrying large quantities of data from other internet providers.

Here are the addresses of the eight buildings:

Atlanta: 51 Peachtree Center Avenue

Chicago: 10 South Canal Street

Dallas: 4211 Bryan Street

Los Angeles: 420 South Grand Avenue

New York City: 811 10th Avenue

San Francisco: 611 Folsom Street

Seattle: 1122 3rd Avenue

Washington D.C.: 30 E Street Southwest

Originally via The Intercept

The secrets are hidden behind fortified walls in cities across the United States, inside towering windowless skyscrapers and fortress-like concrete structures that were built to withstand earthquakes and even nuclear attack.

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