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A Quick Note On EFF's Case

Friday, July 21, 2006

If you've not been following Electronic Frontier Foundation's case against AT&T, then this will be news to you. Here's a brief history to bring you up to speed: "The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed a class-action lawsuit against AT&T on January 31, 2006, accusing the telecom giant of violating the law and the privacy of its customers by collaborating with the National Security Agency (NSA) in its massive and illegal program to wiretap and data-mine Americans' communications." Last night, I received an email stating:
Today, a federal court denied the government's and AT&T's motions to dismiss the case, allowing EFF's suit to proceed.

This is a huge step toward stopping illegal surveillance and holding AT&T accountable for these privacy violations.
This is good news, especially for those of us that can see through the frivolous "if you're doing nothing wrong, it shouldn't matter" argument. To read more on EFF's case, visit their information page here.


Blogger Mark said...

As usual, a great graphic.

3:41 PM  
Blogger Don Bangert said...

I'd like to take credit for it, but this graphic belongs to EFF. It is cool, though.

7:13 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

I guess you saw the outcome of another case, Terkel v. AT&T. The judge said that "national security" overrides even finding out whether AT&T illegally assisted the government in spying on US citizens.

The judge is either a moron or pretending to be one.

5:51 PM  
Blogger April said...

Ok the sick and sad thing is that I'm reading this on Feedreader and thinking, "OMG! I've got to send a link from this to Don!"......laughed my butt off when I realized he wrote it!

Sad, Sad, Sad. I'll go back to my corner now. ;)

10:02 PM  

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