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U.S. Government Illegally Spying on Citizens – Or is it Legal now?

by on Oct.11, 2009, under The General Pursuit

Telecommunications companies have effectively become an arm of the United States government, having been granted immunity from legal action for the spying they do for the federal government.

WIRED article excerpt:

The communications between the agencies and telecommunications companies regarding the immunity provisions of the proposed legislation have been regarded as intra-agency because the government and the companies have a common interest in the defense of the pending litigation and the communications regarding the immunity provisions concerned that common interest.

Here is a legal update from the Electronic Frontier Foundation Blog.

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