This one caught my eye this morning mainly because it’s Keith-freaking-Oberman of MSNBC reports on this. A lot of people thought that the Bush administration was wrong (and stupid) for it’s policies on secret wiretaps on American’s via privately held companies (like AT&T, Spring, T-Mobile). So the Obama administration now want NO one to be able to sue ANYONE in the government for secret wiretaps.
Obama Admin Seeks to Legalize And Expand Government Spying
Advocacy group Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has warned that the Obama administration is seeking to expand the government’s authority to carry out wiretapping under the auspices of national security.
The EFF points to the dismissal of its own litigation against the National Security Agency for the warrantless wiretapping, warning that arguments made in defense of wiretapping by Obama’s Department of Justice are worse than Bush’s. continue reading here