Thursday, June 22, 2006

Domestic surveillance in US: not just phone data, banking too

When I decided to change the focus of this blog, I thought "what if there is not enough news to keep posting about."

In the words of G.W. Bush "I appreciate all your help," but I wish you guys would slow down with all the spying stuff, I can't keep up!

Boing Boing posts about a NYTimes article that details how "counterterrorism officials have gained access to financial records from a vast international database and examined banking transactions involving thousands of Americans and others in the United States."

From Political Theory Daily even more about the "NSA’s surveillance program undermines the rule of law without producing real gains in security."

From Salon, "is the NSA spying on US Internet traffic? Two former AT&T employees say the telecom giant has maintained a secret."

AT&T also "has issued an updated privacy policy that takes effect Friday. The changes are significant because they appear to give the telecom giant more latitude when it comes to sharing customers' personal data with government officials."

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