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Senate Passes New Surveillance Bill

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posted on Jul, 9 2008 @ 02:51 PM
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Senate Passes New Surveillance Bill


www.time.com

WASHINGTON) — The Senate has approved a bill overhauling the rules on secret government eavesdropping and granting immunity to telecom companies that helped listen in on Americans after Sept. 11.

The Senate passed the bill Wednesday, 69-28. It turned back three amendments that would have watered down, delayed or stripped away the immunity provision demanded by President Bush.

When the president signs the bill, as expected, it will effectively dismiss some 40 lawsuits filed against telecos
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posted on Jul, 9 2008 @ 02:51 PM
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I will update this once I look over the individual Senate voting.

It seems that a majority still agree with the reins being removed from surveillance.

Personally I am somewhat torn on this question. I feel it is none of their business to whom or about I talk. But I also know from personal experience that some mischief against the USA was thwarted by the use of eavesdropping.

www.time.com
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posted on Jul, 9 2008 @ 03:01 PM
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Sorry, I covered this a little earlier:

Senate Wiretapping Bill - Immunity granted



posted on Jul, 9 2008 @ 03:14 PM
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A few minutes too late, sorry. Please contribute to the thread linked by Maxmars.

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