Did your phone company spy on you?

By | May 11, 2006

Were warrantless searches allowed by your phone company?

“Technicians work with phone company officials to intercept communications pegged to a particular person or phone number. Telecommunications executives say MCI, AT&T and Sprint grant the access to their systems without warrants or court orders. Instead, they are cooperating on the basis of oral requests from senior government officials.” – usatoday

Let’s read the Fourth Amendment of the Bill of Rights of the US Constitution one more time:”

?The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.?

I’d like $1 million dollars because my rights as a tax paying US citizen have been secretly and grossly violated. Here are some links to lawsuits for WorldCom/MCI/Verizon, and AT&T. Despite the comment above, Sprint/NexTel says they don’t turn over info unless required by law.

Verizon Faces New $20B Suit over NSA Spying Complicity

EFF files suit against AT&T over NSA spying

In addition to the Bill of Rights, the federal Wiretap Act and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act were enacted to protect U.S. citizens’ rights. These acts require a court order or written certification from a top DoJ official stating that no court order is required. Three guesses as to what Crisco smearing nut case authorized this.

asscroft.jpe

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