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The Gravest Assault on Privacy in U.S. History

Late coming to the story about the NSA’s massive telephone record collection program? The Washington Post does a 360-degree report.

  • Neither Bush nor his aides denied any facts in the original USA Today story.
  • Senate Intel Chair Pat Roberts wants to shoot the messenger (USA Today).
  • Bush’s pick for CIA chief, Gen. Michael Hayden, oversaw this program at the NSA, a fact that guarantees fireworks at his confirmation hearing.
  • Check out the original story.
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    Posted on May 11, 2006 READ MORE


    Gen. Michael Hayden
    From NSA.gov

    Robert Scheer: Hayden—the Spook in Your Phone

    UPDATE: Michael V. Hayden, nominated by President Bush to head the CIA, is the man responsible for the most extensive attack ever on the privacy of U.S. citizens.

  • While head of the NSA, he oversaw the program that recorded the phone call records of tens of millions of Americans.
  • Want to take action? Check out StopHayden.org (includes video proof that Hayden is smugly incorrect about the privacy foundation of the Fourth Amendment).

    Posted on May 9, 2006 READ MORE


  • Whistle-blower: AT&T Colluded With NSA on Wiretaps

    AT&T gave the National Security Agency open access to its customers’ phone calls and Web-surfing activities, according to a former AT&T employee cooperating in the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s lawsuit against the company.

    The full story and a public statement by the whistle-blower.

    Posted on Apr 8, 2006 READ MORE


    U.S. Reporter Abducted in Iraq

    Twenty-eight-year-old freelance reporter Jill Carroll is the first American female journalist to be kidnapped during the war. | story

    Posted on Jan 9, 2006 READ MORE


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