Mar 6, 2008

FBI Admits Spying on Innocent Americans--Citizens Now Under Surveillance

This was all done using "national intelligence" letters from the so-called USA PATRIOT ACT. You are no longer a free citizen protected by the Constitution, but a criminal or terrorist suspect.

Note how credit records...internet traffic are among things admitted to. Your credit report has your entire financial and life history on it.

This is why REAL ID must be resisted entirely, as well as the extra-constitutional Gestapo-patterned Office of Homeland Security.

The founders always warned that necessity is the tyrant's plea, justification for breaking constitutional restraints on government.

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More FBI Privacy Violations Confirmed

WASHINGTON (AP) - The FBI acknowledged Wednesday it improperly accessed Americans' telephone records, credit reports and Internet traffic in 2006, the fourth straight year of privacy abuses resulting from investigations aimed at tracking terrorists and spies.

The breach occurred before the FBI enacted broad new reforms in March 2007 to prevent future lapses, FBI Director Robert Mueller said. And it was caused, in part, by banks, telecommunication companies and other private businesses giving the FBI more personal client data than was requested.

An audit by the inspector general last year found the FBI demanded personal records without official authorization or otherwise collected more data than allowed in dozens of cases between 2003 and 2005. Additionally, last year's audit found that the FBI had underreported to Congress how many national security letters were requested by more than 4,600.

National security letters, as outlined in the USA Patriot Act