Sunday, December 16, 2007

The Dark Side

In a well written article titled "Wider Spying Fuels Aid Plan for Telecom Industry", the New York Times describes how the BA is trying "to persuade Congress to pass legislation protecting companies from lawsuits for aiding the National Security Agency’s warrantless eavesdropping program.

But the battle is really about something much bigger. At stake is the federal government’s extensive but uneasy partnership with industry to conduct a wide range of secret surveillance operations in fighting terrorism and crime."

The implication of this action is frightening because if the BA gets what it wants, legalized, Enemy of the State type technology can be applied to every person in the US without restriction. (See The 700 Club, Enemy of the State I and EOTS II for more information)

Any questions?
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