The director of the F.B.I., provided the latest official confirmation that the “Russian story” is not “FAKE NEWS.” It is, rather, the most serious legal scandal to confront a sitting President in nearly two decades.
Edward Snowden: “The FBI says Apple has the ‘exclusive technical means’ to unlock the phone. Respectfully, that’s bullshit.”
“In the wake of this terrible attack, I believe strongly we need stronger gun laws. It was guns that killed innocent people, not technology.”
What the FBI is pursuing is much more dangerous than any legislative route. We should be more fearful of the strategy the FBI is using in the courts to push their ill-advised and Constitutionally dubious agenda.
What this story tells us is that the use of manned surveillance aircraft is now more widespread than we thought—and we know their surveillance capabilities are growing by leaps and bounds.
The only public information we have suggests the government has either not used, or has misused, the expiring provisions.
Pratap Chatterjee TomDispatch.com http://www.tomdispatch.com/post/175757/tomgram%3A_pratap_chatterjee%2C_big_bro_wants_you/ Big Bro is watching you. Inside your mobile phone and hidden behind your web browser are little known software products marketed by contractors to the government that can follow you around anywhere. No longer the wide-eyed fantasies of conspiracy theorists, these technologies are routinely installed in...