Cops to Congress: We need logs of Americans’ text messages

Be careful of what you say because it could come back to haunt you. The same lobby group that moved civil forfeitures from general funds to law enforcement funds, brought mandatory sentencing and etc. now is asking that wireless providers store all texts for a minimum of two years. That is stored for their use at the expense of the user.

Seems a little crazy that you have to pay for your right to privacy to be exploited by the very agency that are supposed to guarantee your rights under the constitution. Sort of like putting the fox in charge of guarding the hen house.

The scope of this request is staggering and one can only think that George Orwell missed the mark of Nineteen Eighty-Four  by 29 years. This one sentence from Wikipedia summarizes the entire book and is not a far reach from today. ‘…Nineteen Eighty-Four is a novel by George Orwell published in 1949. It is a dystopian and satirical novel set in Oceania, where society is tyrannized by The Party and its totalitarian ideology..’ Dare someone to tell me different.

Cops to Congress: We need logs of Americans’ text messages

And a day later comes a whistle blower who says top law enforcement has it and now the little guys want it: ‘Everyone in US under virtual surveillance’ – NSA whistleblower

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