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Re: FBI seeks huge wiretapping system
Mike McNally writes:
> [email protected] writes:
> > It is a fair point that just because technology has changed the
> > nature of the game it should not mean that wiretaps cease to be
> > possible.
> I disagree that this is a "fair point". That wiretaps are possible is
> an accident of design. Just because that slice of the salami appears
> gone, I see no reason to concede that it can't be re-attached.
Indeed, I have searched both the constitution and my collected works
of Nietzsche and found no reference to the inalienable right of
governments to listen in on any conversations, let alone the 1% of
conversations the FBI wants access to. By the way, I believe the
quantity in question exceeds the quantity tapped by the East German
government at its height -- certainly it does if you take into account
the fact that phones were more scarce there.
Thank you, Louis Freeh, for taking another step towards the police state.