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Obama to allow ALL spy agencies scour Americans' finances

KrisJon (6582) writes | about a year and a half ago

Your Rights Online 2

KrisJon writes "The Obama administration is drawing up plans to give all U.S. spy agencies full access to a massive database that contains financial data on American citizens and others who bank in the country, according to a Treasury Department document seen by Reuters. Financial institutions that operate in the United States are required by law to file reports of "suspicious customer activity." A move like the FinCEN proposal "raises concerns as to whether people could find their information in a file as a potential terrorist suspect without having the appropriate predicate for that and find themselves potentially falsely accused," said Sharon Bradford Franklin, senior counsel for the Rule of Law Program at the Constitution Project, a non-profit watchdog group."
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Why not? (1)

LeadSongDog (1120683) | about a year and a half ago | (#43162895)

No doubt the Chinese have full access already...

Re:Why not? (1)

crutchy (1949900) | about a year and a half ago | (#43163669)

nah the chinese just paved the way for obama's message...

national security advisor: "oh shit... erm... mr president... err... the chinese erm... hacked all our servers and pwned our asses big time"
mr president: "not to worry... we'll just inform our dependent and socially conditioned population that it was all part of our grand plan to beat terrorists... and stuff"

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