This morning, Yahoo News published an article from The Associated Press wherein Donald Kerr, a deputy director of national intelligence stated:
Definition changing for people’s privacy
By PAMELA HESS, Associated Press Writer (Excerpts)
WASHINGTON - A top intelligence official says it is time people in the United States changed their definition of privacy.
Privacy no longer can mean anonymity, says Donald Kerr, a deputy director of national intelligence. Instead, it should mean that government and businesses properly safeguards people’s private communications and financial information.
The most contentious issue in the new legislation is whether to shield telecommunications companies from civil lawsuits for allegedly giving the government access to people’s private e-mails and phone calls without a court order between 2001 and 2007.
Mark Klein, a retired AT&T technician, helped connect a device in 2003 that he says diverted and copied onto a government supercomputer every call, e-mail, and Internet site access on AT&T lines. MORE
Unfortunately, like most of the “news” we receive from the MSM, the above article was missing vital elements that must be carefully considered as Congress looks into this matter, although in my opinion, they, as well as the MSM, will likely avoid some of the facts that conclusively demonstrate that President Bush did not begin his spying on the American public after 9-11 as they state, but his efforts began the second month he took office,which in itself, was an impeachable crime. (IMO)
Where is the reference to QWEST, an ongoing controversy the MSM simply refuses to report honestly upon which demonstrates that their CEO was virtually railroaded by the Bush administration and QWEST was punished for refusing to break the law - and these events transpired before 9-11, which is even more evidence and an extremely logical rationale for refusing to grant the telecoms for what amounts to immunity for illegal wiretapping. The evidence and story in regard QWEST are laid out in the below article which was posted on October 16th, 2007:
Even more damning to this criminal Presidency is that Mark Klein, in his testimony - made it abundantly clear that NSA and the Bush administration were not monitoring calls and Internet traffic of a suspicious nature that originated outside of the United States or were “terror related” - but instead were quietly monitoring ALL of America’s Internet traffic that went through the system, another impeachable offense - but AP made no mention of those facts either. LINK
I don’t know about the “average American” - but I’m guessing, based on the “chatter” of numerous Blogs and discussion forums throughout the United States that people are tired of receiving just bits and pieces of the truth rather than the whole story. Furthermore, when Donald Kerr states that we need to “reevaluate the definition of privacy” - I would advise him and the Bush administration to read the Constitution and the Bill of Rights; the “definition of privacy” has been one of our most important constitutional guarantees, and if they would take the time to read it and obey the rule of law, no further “definitions” are needed except to define what gives this Presidency the right to shred our constitutional rights and constantly defy the rule of law.