Senate Rebuffs Domestic Spy Plan

from the good-for-them dept

Amazingly enough, over the past couple of weeks, it seems like US Senators have been shoving each other aside to denounce John Poindexter’s Total Information Awareness program. Today they voted to ban funding for the program until it’s gone through a thorough review. There are a number of quotes from Senators that make it sound like it’s not likely to pass any such review (though, you never know…). The House still needs to see if they agree as well, and the final bill may look quite different than what the Senate voted on today. Still, though, it appears that (for once) Senators listened to the outcry of people all over the country on a privacy issue.

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dorpus says:


there is another 9/11, people will be flooding mailboxes of politicians begging for less privacy. The legislature predictably started out with a lot of megalomaniac plans after 9/11, and have been scuttling them since nothing big has happened since.

The next 9/11 will happen years after the war on terror is supposed to be “over”, then we can throw some more rocks at Arab stores, and techies can spend dinner parties railing against anti-privacy technologies, the trilateral commission, whatever.

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