Question by sagacious_ness: Does Bush Want Immunity for Telecoms Because They’re Oppressed? Does Sprint Mention DCSNet in Ads?
Different articles, one common theme… a symbiotic relationship between government and corporations in the business of secrets and domestic spying. Your thoughts?
— Telecom Firms Helped With Government’s Warrantless Wiretaps
“The Bush administration acknowledged for the first time that telecommunications companies assisted the government’s warrantless surveillance program…”
— Bush Seeks Legal Immunity for Telecoms (AP Wire)
“Because the administration does not want to identify which companies participated in the operations, it is asking Congress to let the attorney general intervene on behalf of any person or company accused of participating in the surveillance work, whether or not they actually did, two senior Justice Department officials said.”
— Point, Click … Eavesdrop: How the FBI Wiretap Net Operates
“The surveillance system, called DCSNet, for Digital Collection System Network, connects FBI wiretapping rooms to switches controlled by traditional land-line operators, internet-telephony providers and cellular companies. It is far more intricately woven into the nation’s telecom infrastructure than observers suspected.”
“FBI wiretapping rooms in field offices and undercover locations around the country are connected through a private, encrypted backbone that is separated from the internet. Sprint runs it on the government’s behalf.”
And last but not least…
— Bush Email Mystery Deepens: White House Won’t Name Tech Contractor
“The White House will not identify a private company which appears to be involved in the disappearance of millions of White House e-mails.”
“According to the White House, at least five million e-mails were not properly archived and may be lost forever, in apparent violation of the Presidential Records Act.”
Born_in_the_USA…. It wouldn’t surprise me too much, especially considering this item in the news last week:
Yahoo files to dismiss China human rights suit
Answer by dead inside
What’s more important to you? Having the government hear you having phone sex with some fat dude you met on the internet or them stopping terrorists? They can eavesdrop on my cell phone all they want. The cell phone companies are doing it in good faith that there will be substantive increases in national security via this cooperation. The Congress however has to crucify someone since they’re Liberals and instead of doing things they’d rather sling mud and complain about stupid things like the fact the telecommunications industry helped secure out nation.
Here’s the newsflash: Bush is the president.
Give up your politicking for Democratic ideologies that make no sense at all.
What do you think? Answer below!