Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Wiretap Lawsuits Return, Data Breeches Rise

Revived by "sufficient evidence." Wired Magazine:

SAN FRANCISCO — A federal judge ruled Monday that "sufficient facts" exist to keep alive a lawsuit brought by two U.S.-based lawyers for a Islamic charity who say they were eavesdropped on without warrants.
The suit involves two American lawyers accidentally given a Top Secret document showing they were eavesdropped on by the government when working for a now-defunct Islamic charity in 2004. Their suit looked all but dead in July when they were initially blocked from using that document to prove they were spied on.
The case tests whether a sitting U.S. president may bypass Congress — in this case whether President Bush abused his power by authorizing his secret spying program in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.
And WaPo is reporting that (predicted) data breeches of surveillance data hubs are increasing in number.

Don't you feel safer?

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