Monday, September 11, 2006
Americans Reject Phone, E-Mail Surveillance
Maybe, just maybe, Americans are not falling for the terrorism ploy anymore.
Americans Reject Phone, E-Mail Surveillance: Angus Reid Consultants:
Many adults in the United States are not willing to allow government agencies to regularly monitor their telephone calls and e-mails, according to a poll by CBS News. 59 per cent of respondents reject the idea.
Last December, U.S. president George W. Bush defended a secret domestic electronic surveillance program that includes the wiretapping of the telephone calls and e-mails of Americans suspected of having terrorist ties. The president's remarks came in response to media reports that, since 2002, Bush has authorized the National Security Agency (NSA) to operate this program without any judicial oversight.