Wednesday, January 31, 2007
My response to this: Increase criticism of the Bush administration 10 fold; cc. email to the FBI and blog-posts as well.
Actually, we are not at all surprised by this. The minute Gonzales said they were putting NSA surveillance under FISA (well sort of) we suspected that they had simply moved the program.
The Raw Story | Report: FBI conducting sweeping Internet wiretaps that mirror warantless NSA surveillance:
The FBI appears to have adopted an invasive Internet surveillance technique that collects far more data on innocent Americans than previously has been disclosed,' according to a story posted Tuesday on ZDNet, a technology news website.
Agents engaging in investigations appear to be amassing huge databases of data on thousands of Internet users, rather than eyeing the activities of particular suspects -- similar to the sweeping approach employed by the National Security Agency. The NSA wiretaps program drew congressional uproar after it was revealed the program was taking place without supervision by a court.