Posted by | July 13, 2008 20:29 | Filed under: Top Stories

The most sweeping of the Bush’s secret surveillance capabilities are left intact in the new domestic spying bill, according to Newsweek.  Requests kept mounting after 9/11, often for information two or three parties removed from the original targets, with no court oversight.  Wire transfers, bank transactions, emails, phone calls, and who knows what else are subject to government intrusion.,

“This affects far more people-and has a lot more risk of sweeping in innocent contacts-than the actual interception of phone calls,” says Jim Dempsey, vice president of the Center for Democracy and Technology, a privacy group. “It’s bizarre that this has not been discussed more.”

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