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FCC Cashes In on Spectrum Auction

Mar 19, 2008
After two months and 261 rounds of bidding, the FCC announced Tuesday that it has raised a total of $19.6 billion from the sale of the U.S. wireless spectrum. The revenue, slated to fund "public safety and digital television transition initiatives," is nearly double what Congress had previously estimated for the publicly owned spectrum.

Report: NSA Sought Phone Records Before 9/11

Jul 3, 2006
The NSA asked AT&T to help it set up a domestic call monitoring site seven months before the attacks of Sept 11, 2001, allege lawyers filing a lawsuit on behalf of telephone company customers This is huge because, according to a lawyer on the case, "The Bush Administration asserted this became necessary after 9/11 This undermines that assertion''.