Wednesday, March 5, 2008

More FBI privacy violations confirmed - Yahoo! News

WASHINGTON - The FBI acknowledged Wednesday it improperly accessed Americans' telephone records, credit reports and Internet traffic in 2006, the fourth straight year of privacy abuses resulting from investigations aimed at tracking terrorists and spies...

...And it was caused, in part, by banks, telecommunication companies and other private businesses giving the FBI more personal client data than was requested...

..."The credibility factor shows there needs to be outside oversight," said former FBI agent Michael German, now a national security adviser for the American Civil Liberties Union. He also cast doubt on the FBI's reforms.

Four straight years of this and where is the outcry? We're getting the civil rights equivalent of an anal probe w/out KY and I barely hear a squawk.

It's only a matter of time before this purloined info is used as evidence in a criminal trial against Joe Citizen and the Supremes will say, "OK, what the hell, the government means well, and it's for our own good."

No wonder Bush and the Telcos want immunity, this is only the tip of the iceberg.

What do they call it when government and business collude to deny the rights of citizens?


Catch you later.....

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