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Comments on news posted 2011-05-27 13:50:28: "We're getting to a gap between what the public thinks the law says and what the American government secretly thinks the law says," Senator Ron Wyden tells Wired, in an interview discussing the Patriot Act. ..

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Duramax08
To The Moon
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join:2008-08-03
San Antonio, TX
reply to SLD

Re: No more secrets

Things are secret for various reasons. And when its for national security, they are going to keep that secret, well, a secret.

whozzit

join:2003-03-26
Westwood, CA

Federal Secrecy of Communication Act

George W. Bush tore up the above mentioned "act" in one feld swoop in 2001 when he issued a "pesidential order" that was responsible for new software being installed in every digital telephone exchange across the USA. The purpose of this modification was to allow the monitoring of any and all cell phone calls, outgoing or incoming, across the US. I am aware of this because I was one of the technicians installing that sotware in the telephone exchanges in south/cental New Mexico. I have been in this business since 1968 and this was the first, one and only time, that I ever was witness to the above mentioned "act", an "act" that a copy of which I have been required to sign every year, was so totally disregarded in such a sweeping manner. Those software modifications are still in place. They have been since mid 2001.

old_wiz_60

join:2005-06-03
Bedford, MA
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The spooks..

don't really care what the law says; they do as they d*** well please. They care very little for what the law is anyay; they know full well that no one can stop them. Anyone who complains about their activities is labeled "pro-terrorist".

Himmler would be proud of the "Patriot Act".


Katzendreck

join:2003-09-29
Calgary, AB
reply to Duramax08

Re: No more secrets

"Various reasons" isn't good enough for me. One cannot adequately vote for a person without knowing details of what activities they are supporting or engaging in. Secrets in the name of "national security" are the biggest joke to freedom and open government.


Duramax08
To The Moon
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join:2008-08-03
San Antonio, TX
"you have fun with that."


Katzendreck

join:2003-09-29
Calgary, AB
said by Duramax08:

"you have fun with that."

I'm in Canada now. You have fun with that.

gpatrick900

join:2008-08-30
New Castle, IN
reply to whozzit

Re: Federal Secrecy of Communication Act

whozzit

Nothing new with Phone call monitoring. That always been do since the invention of the telephone and possible even the telegraph.


wrong number

@digitalpath.net
Throughout all of those years that we signed onto the "act" we were bound to never disclose the contents of a conversation or the fact that a conversation had ever taken place (when working in large switching centers you hear portions of conversations tens of times per day). Had to "keep the lips zipped" or the feds would be after you. Now the feds maintain nothing but record everything. The country is in the bucket. I give it four to eight years.