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  •  Um... (none)
    ...your Verizon contracts aren't going to mention NSA surveillance, believe me.

    You want a name of who speaks to the common carriers on the NSA's behalf?  I have no idea, but my guess is that a letter is sent from the NSA's legal counsel's office (I used to know the former chief legal counsel for the NSA, by the way, although he never discussed his work with me) requesting this or that specific cooperation and citing the statute's section requiring the carrier's cooperation.  All I know is that, whatever personal doubts I might have about the request, as an in-house lawyer receiving a letter on NSA letterhead citing a statute requiring my company's cooperation, I would never in a million years deny the request if I wanted to keep my job.

    "When the intellectual history of this era is finally written, it will scarcely be believable." -- Noam Chomsky

    by scorponic on Fri Jan 06, 2006 at 03:44:17 AM PST

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    •  There's a song in here somewhere... (none)
      never in a million years deny the request if I wanted to keep my job

      and I would prefer that everybody quit singing it.

      ...gleefully connecting dots since 1966 scratch

      by arbortender on Fri Jan 06, 2006 at 09:14:55 AM PST

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