Archive for the ‘warrantless wiretapping’ Category

The number of wiretaps authorized by state and federal judges in criminal investigations jumped 26 percent from 2008 to 2009, according to a report released Friday by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts.
Courts authorized 2,376 criminal wiretap orders in 2009, with 96 percent targeting mobile phones in drug cases, according to the report. Federal officials requested 663 of the wiretaps, while 24 states accounted for 1,713 orders.
Not one request for a wiretap was turned down.  :::MORE HERE::: 
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BTC – This is a montage of the comprehensive battle for your private information and the use of integrated technologies to sift and evaluate your data.  Pretty chilling stuff.

Voice recognition, world wiretapping & data nexusses

c/o Glenn Greenwald, Salon.com


“UPDATE: Dan Froomkin echoes, and elaborates on, several of the points here, in his Huffington Post piece entitled: “Ruling Against Bush Wiretaps Also Slaps Down Obama’s Executive Overreach.” He writes: “the ruling should serve as a wake-up call to those who thought that the days of executive overreach were behind us.”

And Charlie Savage and Jim Risen have a new NYT article which, in the course of discussing whether the Obama DOJ will appeal this decision, examine the likely motives and goals of the Obama administration here, none of which reflect well on them at all.”

:::ENTIRE ARTICLE HERE:::