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January 11, 2008


Illegal surveillance suddenly not quite so scary anymore

Terrorists Beware cartoon

Or rather, we'll be listening provided we paid the phone bill this month. My favorite headline of 2008 so far:

FBI wiretap cut off for unpaid bill

The inspector general of the Justice Department wrote in a recent audit, "Late payments have resulted in telecommunications carriers actually disconnecting phone lines established to deliver surveillance results to the FBI, resulting in lost evidence."

Pretty ballsy for a telephone company to actually cut off the FBI's service. Whatever phone company this is, the only chance they have of not getting prosecuted for conducting illegal surveillance is that the administration keeps swearing that it wasn't the company's fault--the government made them do it.

Be sure to send in that cable bill, FBI! I hear "The Wire" is really good this year.

categories: Politics, War and Security
posted by amy at 4:30 PM | #

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Buncha jerks.

Posted by: beanbagfrog at January 13, 2008 11:04 PM

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