You Have No Privacy Anywhere: Administration Pushes Forward With Domestic Spy Satellite Program

from the don't-mind-us... dept

While everyone's arguing over the legality of warrantless wiretaps, it looks like the administration and the Department of Homeland Security have moved on to even bigger fish: using spy satellites to spy more thoroughly throughout the US. For rather obvious reasons, this has many folks concerned. The government has shown a decided lack of ability to "stick to the rules" when it comes on domestic spying programs, and given what some of these spy satellites can do, it has people concerned about why the US is using such military hardware, normally reserved to spy on enemy countries, to spy on our own citizens. Somehow, DHS boss Michael Chertoff's response to his critics isn't particularly reassuring:
"There is no basis to suggest that this process is in any way insufficient to protect the privacy and civil liberties of Americans... I think we've fully addressed anybody's concerns. I think the way is now clear to stand it up and go warm on it."
To translate: "You should trust us, because we're trustworthy people who would never do anything wrong (please ignore all we've done wrong over the past few years). So, now that that's settled, let's get this baby rolling..."

Filed Under: domestic spying, spy satellite, trust


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  1. identicon
    Paul`, 15 Apr 2008 @ 12:11am

    Re: Mindless mo-rons

    Okay, you go back to watching Fox news and let people with half a brain talk about these things. I'm sure the new season of Survivor is about to start or something.

    It is the fact that they COULD be watching you that is the issue. Imagine if you let this continue and in 10 years time when you are sick of other people blindly choosing what is best for you. Try voice your opinion then and see how fast they throw you in a dark hole.

    They should make 1984 a book taught at all schools.

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