ATT wants to start filtering all internet traffic that passes through their equipment for copyright infringement. This would affect ATT subscribers, obviously, but also most of the rest of us as ATT owns various bits and pieces of the internet. This dovetails with the internet surveillance that the Director of National Intelligence would like to impose. We already know how seriously ATT takes the privacy of their customers (not at all seriously) when the government asks for private data.
Start training your carrier pigeon (or your owl) because that soon may be the only way to have a private communication with anyone you can’t see in person.
Update: I spoke too soon, I guess they will be watching your owls and pigeons too.