Tuesday, February 05, 2008

The Spying Truth: Drift Nets To Be Legalized

Ryan Singel writes on Threat Level:

In a speech decrying an amendment that would require the government to discard non-emergency evidence from spying efforts that violate the law, Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-West Virginia) inadvertently made plain that the proposed changes to the nation's spying laws radically expand how the government wiretaps inside the United States.

The changes aren't about making it easier for the National Security Agency to listen in on a particular terrorism suspect's phone calls. The changes are about letting the nation's spooks secretly and unilaterally install filters inside America's phone and internet infrastructure.

More here.


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