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FISA Judge: 'NO Privacy Advocate' | NSA to Congress: 'It's PRIVATE!'

►Speaking for the entire U.S. judiciary, U.S. District Judge John D. Bates sent a letter to the Senate Intelligence Committee saying that appointing an independent advocate to the secret surveillance court is unnecessary and possibly counterproductive, and he slammed other key reforms as adding too heavy a caseload to the secret court's work. In FISA court hearings, judges only hear from the government seeking a spy warrant. Here
►Gen. Keith Alexander: "NSA cannot reveal whether the agency has been targeting members of Congress in its metadata collection because doing so would violate privacy provisions accorded to civilians in the program".. the exact same excuse the NSA and other intelligence agencies have previously given for hiding how many Americans they spy on. Here

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Maybe this kind of slap in the face...

will piss some congress members enough that they take a real stand. Yeah, maybe...

Not To Worry

At least according to PayPal co-founder Max Levchen, who said "I fundamentally trust the national security establishment to care about the citizens, to spy on the things that need spying."


No reform! Burn it to the

No reform! Burn it to the ground.

“Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the government take care of him better take a closer look at the American Indian.” ― Henry Ford.

No Water!!

Utah needs to shut the spigot...