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
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
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?