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U.S. Justice Dept Wants Surveillance Methods Extended

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posted on Sep, 16 2009 @ 09:08 AM
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U.S. Justice Dept Wants Surveillance Methods Extended


www.reuters.com

The Obama administration has asked the U.S. Congress to extend three surveillance techniques for intelligence agencies tracking suspected militants that expire this year, according to a letter to lawmakers.

Approved after the September 11 attacks in 2001 at the request of the Bush administration, techniques such as roving wiretaps and accessing all kinds of personal records drew criticism from civil liberties groups and some lawmakers who said they were unconstitutional and violated privacy rights.
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posted on Sep, 16 2009 @ 09:08 AM
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Well that did not take long. just yesterday this hit the news that Obama wanted to extend these controversial practices.

Yeah, I know...you all dont mind your phone conversations being taped do you?


In the letter released on Tuesday, a Justice Department official asked that three of the techniques expiring on December 31 be renewed and said the Obama administration was open to lawmakers' plans to add more privacy protections


www.reuters.com
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posted on Sep, 16 2009 @ 09:27 AM
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If i had something to hide, i'd probably be concerned. But i don't, so i'm not.

Most of my phone conversations take place on DOD phones anyway. So i'm used to being monitored.



posted on Sep, 16 2009 @ 09:31 AM
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Well I can certainly appreciate your upright citizenry, although
I have to say...that I am not doing anything wrong, but in no
uncertain terms do I want someone, anyone listening to my
private conversatons. Conversations become public information at that point, without my permission or knowledge; That is a violation of the 1st and 4th Amendment...



[edit on 16-9-2009 by burntheships]



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