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suffragette Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-01-10 12:19 PM
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6. Thanks, that provides full context
I keep thinking it's not coincidental that at the same time the full force of the FBI is going after Wikileaks, the FBI is also asking for more unwaranted surveillance power.
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/30/us/30fbi.html?src=mv
The Obama administration has asked Congress to give clear authority to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to obtain records related to the context of e-mails and other Internet-based communications without first obtaining a warrant from a judge.

Some advocates of electronic privacy have raised alarms about the proposal, saying it could expand government eavesdropping on computer activity without court oversight. Senator Patrick J. Leahy, Democrat of Vermont and chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said Thursday that the proposal raised serious privacy and civil liberties concerns.
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