Friday, March 09, 2007

Carriers 'Mum' on DoJ Report That FBI Abused Powers

Jim Duffy writes on NetworkWorld:

Two carriers would not discuss the U.S. Department of Justice findings that the FBI overstepped its authority in accessing private phone records in investigations of terrorism or espionage suspects under the Patriot Act.

Verizon and Qwest would not comment specifically on the matter in which a Justice Department audit released Friday determined the FBI, without a court order, improperly exercised Patriot Act powers to obtain phone, credit and Internet records of suspected terrorists and spies.

More here.


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