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James Langevin and Military General Talk Up Big Government Cyber Powers

Only one newspaper — the conservative Washington Times — has picked up on the cryptic but crucial conversation yesterday between Rep. James Langevin and General Keith Alexander in a sparsely attended hearing of the House Armed Services Committee yesterday. Langevin (chair of a congressional subcommittee on cybersecurity) asked General Alexander (head of the military’s National [...]

Location Tracking Without A Warrant Gets Personal and Political

Governments big and small are tracking your whereabouts, most often without a warrant, with increasing frequency, and for reasons that are unnervingly personal and political.

You may recall that last December, graduate student Christopher Soghoian caught representatives of Sprint-Nextel and Cricket on audio at a private conference for telecommunications corporations and government surveillance agencies. The [...]

McCain Caught in Telecom Corruption Scandal

John McCain just happens to be the senior Republican, and former chair, of the Senate Commerce Committee, which just so happens to have jurisdiction over the FCC, the federal government body that regulates the business of corporations like Verizon and AT&T. So guess which companies just so hustled to provide Cindy McCain with mobile cell phone towers that are supposed to be used to help relief in hurricanes and other disaster situations? [...]

Pro-Crime Democrats in the U.S. Senate, July 9 2008

The following is a list of pro-crime Democrats in the United States Senate:

These are the Democrats who voted to keep a provision in H.R. 6304 that would let law-breaking telecommunications corporations get off scot-free, and leave in the lurch the millions of Americans whose rights were violated:

Senator Evan Bayh of Indiana Senator Thomas [...]

Comments of Zoe Lofgren on Telecom Immunity and H.R. 6304

The following is a text transcription of the spoken remarks on June 20, 2008 of Representative Zoe Lofgren of California regarding H.R. 6304, the bill that guts the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and lets telecommunications corporations get off scot-free for violating the law and your privacy rights:

Madam Speaker, I rise in opposition [...]

Debrand Telecom

I hope AT&T threatens me with a lawsuit for putting this up online. I’ll just tell them that I’ve got retroactive immunity. [...]