Nobody likes to be called a dummy by a dummy.

interesting explanation for the wiretapping

http://www.pbs.org/cringely/pulpit/pulpit20060126.html

I like it a lot better than some of the other explanations offered.
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January 29th, 2006 7:08am
The NSA has specifically denied that it's anything other than a traditional wiretapping exercise:  http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/01/23/AR2006012300754.html

Of course, accepting that requires accepting that the NSA is telling the truth....
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January 29th, 2006 8:32am
You don't need 100 million warrants - just one warrant to gather the pen-register info for link analysis tracking, and I have to believe that FISA would probably grant it.

Philo
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January 29th, 2006 8:53am
What could be the ratio between warranted and warrantless wiretaps?
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January 29th, 2006 9:01am
"What could be the ratio between warranted and warrantless wiretaps?"

Please provide your definitions for "warranted" and "warrentless." Thanks!

I'm stumped as to why this is still an issue.

Philo's right.

Silly Me
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January 29th, 2006 1:38pm
The thing that amazed me was that wiretaps are outsourced.

I mean, you expect to see the G-Man sitting there with headphones on, listening to the mobster make his plans, when in reality, it's some schmoe whose cousin got him the contract with the feds because he was a minority owned business.
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January 29th, 2006 1:43pm
The Friendster thing makes sense.

So I guess that means even if my cell phone isn't registered to anyone in particular, they could figure out that it's me because frequently people call my home phone and then my cell phone.
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January 29th, 2006 2:56pm
Yep - link analysis is a HUGE investigative tool.

Unfortunately, our President is a huge clueless tool.

Philo
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January 29th, 2006 4:29pm
But he's a unifierer, not a dividerer.
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January 29th, 2006 5:15pm
thats right.  he brings everyone who agrees with him over to his side.
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January 29th, 2006 5:57pm

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