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Re: Paranoia and Cypherpunks
> Headline: "CIA chief hints change needed in ban on probing Americans"
> WASHINGTON--CIA Director Robert Gates says changes might be
> needed in the U.S. law that forbids the agency from collecting
> information about Americans or U.S. companies.
> Such changes might enable the CIA to better support the
> Justice Department and other law enforcement agencies, he said in an
> interview with the Associated Press.
Juding by what I read in "The Puzzle Palace" the other day, I gather no
such ban exists on the NSA doing this. Hardly seems to matter much
whether one has two "Big Brothers" watching over use or just one !
And the budget of the NSA is a hell of a lot bigger than the CIA.