Sunday, May 14, 2006

The NSA Noise

Trying to title this, I realized that we can't really cut 'noise' out of whole-cloth, but the American Leftists are doing a pretty good job so far!

In order to intelligently and easily separate the signal from the background noise and distortion, here are TWO recordings, the first one starting with the quoted paragraph below:

"Daveed Gartenstein-Ross points out the inconvenient truth: NSA Nonsense.

FISA distinguishes between “electronic surveillance,” which collects the substantive content of electronic communications, and “pen registers,” which collect only the addressing information of electronic communications. Although the language of FISA is somewhat convoluted, information about what calls were being made that doesn’t involve listening in on the discussions themselves should be classified as a pen register rather than electronic surveillance under the statute.

However, the definition of “pen register” in FISA shows that the statute doesn’t regulate the government with respect to the technology at issue here. FISA states that the regulations governing pen registers do not “include any device or process used by a provider or customer of a wire or electronic communication service for billing, or recording as an incident to billing, for communications services provided by such provider.” That is precisely what was alleged in this case: The sources who spoke to USA Today said that the three participating telecommunications companies handed over information that was collected pursuant to their regular billing procedures. FISA does not implicate such action."

NSA Not Guilty!
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And the SECOND following an American who THINKS she's being "Illegally Wiretapped!"



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