Wednesday, May 17, 2006
Majikthise : Outsourcing domestic spying with ChoicePoint
Of course, the FBI isn't allowed to collect information on individual citizens without due process, but apparently it can just buy it from private companies. The NSA pen-register phone number database tried to exploit a similar loophole--the government can't put an individual pen register device on your phone without a warrant, but at least according to its toadies, it can get the equivalent data from every customer at your phone company.
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