The Government Read Every Email and Text During the 2002 Olympics

Were you in SLC during the 2002 Winter Olympics? Then the government read your text messages and emails.

The Wall Street Journal reports that the FBI and NSA monitored every single email and text message sent in and out of Salt Lake City during the games.

Via Deadspin:

For the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, officials say, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and NSA arranged with Qwest Communications International Inc. to use intercept equipment for a period of less than six months around the time of the event. It monitored the content of all email and text communications in the Salt Lake City area.