US requests for secret spying warrants rose to nearly 2K in 2011, and not a single one was rejected

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7 Responses to “US requests for secret spying warrants rose to nearly 2K in 2011, and not a single one was rejected”

  1. Deidzoeb says:

    Yay, they’re requesting warrants again! Rule of law is restored-ish!

    Remember the last time you heard an announcement about some dictator winning an “election” by 98.3 percent of his population (as reported by official state media), and you wondered how anyone in the world could seriously think it was not rigged? It’s too sad to even bother doing the math on this one.

  2. R_Young says:

    Everyone on BoingBoing who has an interest in the state of the secrecy in the government should be reading Steven Aftergood’s blog.  It’s really incredible, and he releases quite a few good reports from the Congressional Research Committee that are difficult to get.  He also covers Drones, classification, Drone war and other military enterprises, and everything having to do with government secrecy.  

    I cannot recommend it enough.

  3. Bonnie Ash says:

    I get the whole “You’re bugged” visual thing, but wouldn’t a bee drone be better than a beetle.  After all, drones mindlessly rubber stamp the warrants.  And drones patrol the skies “protecting” the citizenry.

  4. quarterman says:

    Hope and change!

  5. Mantissa128 says:

    That is the cutest little bug, though.

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