Good for Twitter. I don’t know if you’ve heard about Twitter suing the U.S. government. It’s suing the U.S. government because the DOJ and the FBI won’t let it publish how many National Security Letters and how many Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act orders it’s received from the U.S. government. Twitter feels that its first Amendment Rights are denied it. Twitter’s not allowed to tell its users how many orders it’s been received from the government.
See video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvbOgSwG8js
Again, good for Twitter. Maybe it’ll make other companies sue the government, too. The government’s gone surveillance crazy. It’s about time someone stops it from becoming worse than it is.
Twitter, you’ve just earned 4 stars from me. Keep up the good work. Keep suing the bastards!
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I read an article today that stated someone will no longer be able to automatically get a FOIA (Freedom of information Act) record. It will now be up to the agency someone contacts to decide whether it wants to give you the information. It will become legal for an agency to lie about having a file on the information you want. The agency can now hide the fact the record exist. It can outright lie to you. The Department of Justice is responsible for this terrible thing happening. If someone in one of the Department of Justice agencies feels that documents are too delicate to be released, they can respond as “the excluded records do not exist.” What does this say about American justice? People can still sue to get document, but how are they going to prove that the document exists?
I recently wrote that to me Obama is the worse president on civil rights abuses. This is another abuse he’s allowing. What happened to the transparency in government he said would happen when he got into office? He seems to have forgotten the promises he made to the American public. I can’t believe I voted for him. If I wanted another Bush in office, I would have voted for McCain.
By the way, the American Civil Liberties is on the case. It said the government is using power that it doesn’t have the right to use.
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