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House Gives Telcos Immunity, Extends Wiretap Laws

mrogers (85392) writes | more than 5 years ago

Privacy 1

mrogers writes "Wired's Threat Level blog and the International Herald Tribune are reporting that a bill granting immunity to telcos accused of facilitating illegal warrantless wiretaps, and extending the government's powers to conduct surveillance without judicial oversight, has passed the House of Representatives by 293 votes to 129. Only one Republican voted against the bill; Democrats were evenly split. The warrantless wiretapping program was first revealed by AT&T whistleblower Mark Klein."
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I know you're reading this. (1)

aphor (99965) | more than 5 years ago | (#23899675)

First order of business when Barack Obama is president: get those wiretap records opened up for review by a secure, but disinterested third party.

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