Monday, October 24, 2005

Big Brother

Scary shit:

The federal government, vastly extending the reach of an 11-year-old law, is requiring hundreds of universities, online communications companies and cities to overhaul their Internet computer networks to make it easier for law enforcement authorities to monitor e-mail and other online communications.

It doesn't matter who is in power - Dem or Rethug - they want total control of you - and that means knowing everything you say and do, everything you read, everything and anything they might be able to use to shut you up.


The FBI has conducted clandestine surveillance on some U.S. residents for as long as 18 months at a time without proper paperwork or oversight, according to previously classified documents to be released today.
Although heavily censored, the documents provide a rare glimpse into the world of domestic spying, which is governed by a secret court and overseen by a presidential board that does not publicize its deliberations. The records are also emerging as the House and Senate battle over whether to put new restrictions on the controversial USA Patriot Act, which made it easier for the government to conduct secret searches and surveillance but has come under attack from civil liberties groups.

Most Americans have never heard of this 'secret court'. It's really kind of unbelievable if you think about it. This is not, I repeat - not - the Soviet Union. Errr....

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