Friday, November 09, 2007

Who's Watching You?

Have you sent an email?
Used any internet messenger service?
Browsed the internet?
Used a voice over internet protocol (VOIP) phone service?

Do you know who is recording all of it?

Raw Story has this report on Mark Klein's lobbying efforts to prevent immunity for the telecoms which broke the FISA laws.

The Intelligence Committee bill faces substantial roadblocks because of its immunity provision. Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT) has placed a customary "hold" on the bill, and he says he would filibuster if a bill that grants immunity comes up for a vote. Dodd, a dark-horse presidential candidates, has been joined by the Senate's more prominent White House contenders like Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.

Activists credit pressure aimed a lawmakers from whistleblowers and others alleging abuse from telecom companies.

"That makes me feel like maybe we've had a teeny bit of impact," said Mark Klein, a former AT&T employee who has alleged the company has allowed the National Security Agency to monitor all Web traffic on the company's network. Klein's allegations and internal documents he obtained form the basis of a key lawsuit against AT&T brought by the Electronic Frontier Foundation on behalf of AT&T customers.

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