Thursday, February 02, 2006

Time for a Revolution

Senator Russ Feingold on the Pre-1776 Mentality

If this is pre-1776, then it's time for a revolution.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

EFF files class action lawsuit over NSA eavesdropping

Against AT&T, for providing access to its network and databases.

Privacy group sues AT&T over alleged surveillance

The class-action lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in San Francisco by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, seeks to stop the surveillance program that started shortly after the 2001 terrorist attacks. It also seeks billions of dollars in damages.
The EFF claims the San Antonio-based telecommunications company not only provided direct access to its network that carries voice and data but also to its massive databases of stored telephone and Internet records that are updated constantly.
"Our main goal is to stop this invasion of privacy, prevent it from occurring again and make sure AT&T and all the other carriers understand there are going to be legal and economic consequences when they fail to follow the law," said Kevin Bankston, an EFF staff attorney.
President Bush has acknowledged authorizing the super-secret NSA to eavesdrop on international phone calls and e-mails of people within U.S. borders without the approval of a court, as required by existing surveillance and wiretapping laws.