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Article posted Apr 03 2011, 1:37 PM Category: Big Brother/Orwellian Source: EFF.org Print

FBI spied on little kids for days at a time, documents reveal

Documents Obtained by EFF Reveal FBI Patriot Act Abuses
by Mark Rumold


In yesterday's Senate Judiciary Hearing, "Oversight of the Federal Bureau of Investigation," FBI Director Robert Mueller testified about the Bureau's desire to extend three expiring provisions of the USA PATRIOT Act -- PATRIOT Section 215, authorizing secret court orders for the Internet and financial records of innocent Americans; the "lone wolf" wiretapping provision, which unconstitutionally allows foreign intelligence investigators to bypass traditional wiretapping protections and spy on people inside the U.S. who have no link to any foreign organization; and the "John Doe" roving wiretap provision, which allows blank-check wiretapping orders that don't identify the suspect or the particular phone or Internet connections to be tapped.

During the question and answer portion of Mueller's testimony, Senator Grassley asked the FBI Director: have "any of these three provisions been subject to any negative reports of finding abuse?" Mueller responded, "I'm not aware of any." Well, Director Mueller -- EFF is aware of some.

As part of EFF's FLAG Project, we issued a FOIA request for records of intelligence violations stemming from the FBI's use of the expiring provisions of the PATRIOT Act. In the FBI's response to our request, we uncovered evidence of multiple reports of potential violations (pdf); however, in typical FBI fashion, the reports are almost entirely redacted. As a result, the details of most of the violations remain secret. Nevertheless, by comparing the FBI's response to our PATRIOT Act request with the Bureau's response to another EFF FOIA request, the murky details of at least one potential violation involving PATRIOT provisions became more clear: the FBI, in a case where use of a "John Doe" roving wiretap was authorized, monitored the conversations of "young children" for "approximately" five days.

In documents obtained through EFF's PATRIOT Act request, an email with the subject "IOB database -- Roving Authority" references "Potential IOB Matter 2005-160," yet all details of the report were redacted.

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Dave

Posted: Apr 04 2011, 6:51 AM

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<FBI spied on little kids for days at a time, documents reveal>
to use the term in the tavistock tricksaurus; this is tip of the iceberg.

i noticed when trauling fbi databases that there were complaints from people alleging that the fbi was hiring catholics. i didn't know if the complaints were true but i pondered at the time why this would be done if it was. power politics needs violent people, mental and physical rapists and one way of achieving this which is done in america and britain (aka 1984) is via sexual repression.

people have woken up to ban_king, the game where you have armoured cars driving round with bits of paper in them while people fight each other because they have more or less of the stuff. an issue perhaps less looked at is bon_king as sexual repression (of which there are many forms) is one of the pillars of power.

the fbi starting removing files from their servers when i was publishing extracts of them on this site, this exposed such things as ww 2 was a family business yet the official media covered wikileaks. gives the game away does it not?


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