Tue Jul 17, 2012, 11:35 PM
alp227 (20,445 posts)
Covert FBI Power to Obtain Phone Data Faces Rare Test
Early last year, the Federal Bureau of Investigation sent a secret letter to a phone company demanding that it turn over customer records for an investigation. The phone company then did something almost unheard of: It fought the letter in court.
The U.S. Department of Justice fired back with a serious accusation. It filed a civil complaint claiming that the company, by not handing over its files, was interfering "with the United States' sovereign interests" in national security.
The legal clash represents a rare and significant test of an investigative tool strengthened by the USA Patriot Act, the counterterrorism law enacted after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
The case is shrouded in secrecy. The person at the company who received the government's request—known as a "national security letter," or NSL—is legally barred from acknowledging the case, or even the letter's existence, to almost anyone but company lawyers.
(Google the title for full article) URL: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303567704577519213906388708.html
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Covert FBI Power to Obtain Phone Data Faces Rare Test (Original post)
|Angry Dragon||Jul 2012||#1|
Response to alp227 (Reply #4)
Wed Jul 18, 2012, 02:37 PM
dixiegrrrrl (30,805 posts)
7. cookies cleared and TWO browsers show only 3 paragraphs
then a line that says
"to continue reading, subscribe."
As I said, full ariticle not available. Requires subscription, it says.
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Thu Jul 19, 2012, 03:17 PM
XXXMADAM (118 posts)
9. Biggest Pimps-n-Predators In the World -vs- Credo Phone Co.
Last edited Thu Jul 19, 2012, 03:19 PM USA/ET - Edit history (1)
NSA Pimps-n-Sex Predators -vs- Credo Phone Co.
WHY Credo is under attack by the Pimps-n-Predators: Murdoch is the BIGGEST PIMP IN THE WORLD and the FBI/CIA pimp-n-prey for him!
Excerpt: <<Credo Action called on the FCC to "revoke the broadcast licenses held by Rupert Murdoch's media empire." (Mr. Murdoch is the chief executive of News Corp., which owns the Journal.) *Which created this investigative article and is now a legal doc. against Credo.
Recall C.R.E.W. also called for FCC to investigate Fox News/Mordoch:
And the UK is trying to deport them: http://www.levesoninquiry.org.uk/