Monday, December 17, 2007

And I don't feel safe anymore, Oh what a mess, I wonder who's watching me now

Telecom Industry Wins a Round on Eavesdropping
Apparently the Senators don't read the New York Times, but Glen Greenwald does, and he nails the problem
The Lawless Surveillance State

There are several vital points raised by the new revelations in The New York Times that "the N.S.A.'s reliance on telecommunications companies is broader and deeper than ever before" and includes both pre-9/11 efforts to tap without warrants into the nation's domestic communications network as well as the collection of vast telephone records of American citizens in the name of the War on Drugs. The Executive Branch and the largest telecommunications companies work in virtually complete secrecy -- with no oversight and no notion of legal limits -- to spy on Americans, on our own soil, at will.
Read the whole thing, the Bush admin has been spying on us domestically long before 9/11.

Contact Harry Reid, contact your congress critters and sign the petition.

Cross posted at VidiotSpeak