On August 17, Shenna Bellows of the ACLU spoke in Augusta, Maine on the occasion of Constitution Day. With her permission, I’ve transcribed her speech to share it here with you. Good morning. It’s a pleasure to be here today on Constitution Day. Happy Constitution
Without any need to further extend the legal framework of George W. Bush’s Big Brother system of ubiquitous surveillance, President Obama is now seeking to force all communications networks to open their accounts to its searches.
Given its history of spying on the American people, I don’t think that the military deserves the benefit of the doubt on this project. Nor does it deserve funding for the OSINT project.