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May 13, 2006

Qwest and NSA Surveillance

Here's one quick thought on the whole NSA phone records surveillance issue:  I'm glad that Qwest, alone among the Baby Bells, declined the government's requests for phone records because they thought that it was illegal without a warrant.  But why are we only finding out about it now?  The requests occurred in late 2001.  If Qwest thought the government was asking them to do something illegal, why didn't they not only refuse, but go public with that refusal?

Posted by Jon Stahl on May 13, 2006 at 03:21 PM in National and International Politics | Permalink

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from http://sideshow.me.uk/smay06.htm#05130405:

"So, it seems that in 2002, Qwest became part of the Carlyle Group (http://www.thecarlylegroup.com/eng/news/l5-news670.html). You remember them (http://www.hereinreality.com/news/axis.html), right?"

Posted by: bluesky | May 13, 2006 5:36:14 PM

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