FBI's recently expanded surveillance powers
from the [url=http://www.wired.com/news/privacy/0,1848,61792,00.html?tw=newsletter_topstories_html]article[/url]:
"While the nation was distracted last month by images of Saddam Hussein's spider hole and dental exam, President George W. Bush quietly signed into law a new bill that gives the FBI increased surveillance powers and dramatically expands the reach of the USA Patriot Act.
The Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2004 grants the FBI unprecedented power to obtain records from financial institutions without requiring permission from a judge. "
"The law also prohibits subpoenaed businesses from revealing to anyone, including customers who may be under investigation, that the government has requested records of their transactions. "
What a son-of-a-bitch. You can now be investigated and you not ever know about it. How the hell is this legal? Does anyone know how this kinda crap isn't deemed unconstitutional??? I fucking hate Bush.