Back when John at Americablog bought General Wesley Clark’s phone records
from an online data bank, I really didn’t pay much attention. It didn’t interest me for some reason, but now
I see that I need to be more worried.
WASHINGTON - Numerous federal and local law enforcement agencies have bypassed subpoenas and warrants designed to protect civil liberties and gathered Americans' personal telephone records from private-sector data brokers.
These brokers, many of whom advertise aggressively on the Internet, have gotten into customer accounts online, tricked phone companies into revealing information and even acknowledged that their practices violate laws, according to documents gathered by congressional investigators and provided to The Associated Press.
Why does it seem like our government tries to get around civil liberties at every possible point?
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