Tag Archives: Spying

Not enough

Intercepting all of our telecommunications (including the internet) wasn’t enough. Now the U.S. government wants in to your Facebook account and encrypted BlackBerry emails: … officials want Congress to require all services that enable communications — including encrypted e-mail transmitters like BlackBerry, social networking Web sites like Facebook and software that allows direct “peer to […]

Roundup for Thursday 4/16/2009

Check out this cool BMW ad that was put up in response to an Audi ad across the street: **** Joe Klein on the alleged divisiveness of Obama: Given the fact that Obama had to take dramatic action, at home and abroad, to start lifting the country from the mess Bush made almost everywhere–and also […]

Killing the Fourth Amendment

Updated Below From page 5 of the The FISA Amendment Act of 2008: Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a civil action may not lie or be maintained in a Federal or State court against any person for providing assistance to an element of the intelligence community, and shall be promptly dismissed, if the Attorney […]

Preserving equal treatment under the law

I noted Monday that Congressional Democrats were planning to grant retroactive immunity to telecommunications corporations (AT&T, Verizon, etc.) who aided the Bush administration in illegally spying on us. (Read my explanation of the telecom immunity issue here and/or check out this scathing NY Times editorial) The Hill and Dow Jones are reporting that this is […]

Bush: Fearmongering for more power

(Update below) “Who would have guessed that after 235 years, the fate of America, its ability to survive as a Nation, would depend on giving license to AT&T and Verizon to break the law without being sued by their customers in court?” — Glenn Greenwald Ever since September 11, 2001, our President has repeatedly used […]

Our blatantly corrupt, secretive government

There is an ongoing battle in Washington D.C. over whether or not money can shield you from law breaking. In essence, it’s a battle over whether or not we are a country that believes in the rule of law. That may seem like hyperbole, but I don’t think so. Our illustrious Congress is debating giving […]