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  1. Real World

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    White House Seeks Renewal of Surveillance Laws

    By Carrie Johnson and Ellen Nakashima
    Washington Post Staff Writers
    Wednesday, September 16, 2009

    The Obama administration has for the first time set out its views on the controversial USA Patriot Act, telling lawmakers this week that legal approval of government surveillance methods scheduled to expire in December should be renewed, but leaving room to tweak the law to protect Americans' privacy.

    In a letter from Justice Department officials to key members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, the administration recommended that Congress move swiftly with legislation that would protect the government's ability to collect a variety of business and credit card records and to monitor terrorism suspects with roving wiretaps.

    But Assistant Attorney General Ronald Weich also told Democrats that the administration is "willing to consider" additional privacy safeguards advocated by lawmakers, so long as the provisions do not "undermine the effectiveness of these important authorities."


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    It looks like they could be required to do this.


    EXCLUSIVE: W.H. collects Web users' data without notice

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    By Audrey Hudson (Contact)

    EXCLUSIVE:

    The White House is collecting and storing comments and videos placed on its social-networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube without notifying or asking the consent of the site users, a failure that appears to run counter to President Obama's promise of a transparent government and his pledge to protect privacy on the Internet.

    ..............

    Defenders of the White House actions said the Presidential Records Act requires that the administration gather the information and that it was justified in taking the additional step of asking a private contractor to "crawl and archive" all such material. Nicholas Shapiro, a White House spokesman, declined to say when the practice began or how much the new contract would cost.

    Susan Cooper, a spokeswoman for National Archives and Records Administration, said the presidential records law applies to "social media" and to public comments "received by the president or immediate staff."



    EXCLUSIVE: W.H. collects Web users' data without notice - Washington Times
     
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  3. STFarmy

    STFarmy In the Starting Line-Up

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    Scary stuff no matter what party is doing it.
     
  4. Harry Boy

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    Anybody that objects to this is a God Damned Racist.

    JON STEWART THE LEFT WING MEDIA AND THE DINGOBATS WANTED GW BUSH JAILED FOR DOING THIS STUFF.

    OBAMA YOU LIE
     
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    Right now Obama has too much on his plate, imagine the right wing shyt storm if he did not do this... can only take so many punches... now not only would be be a socialist, communist...and all the osther ists.. but aiding and abetting the enemy as well.

    The second post, is concerning, but expected... there are some very concerning comments and trends that have developed and need monitoring.. this is probably covered by some aspect of the voliminous Patriot Act... cannot imagine George and his minions missing this opportunity.
     
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    Obama and Jimmy Carter should be set adrift in a rubber life boat with two cheese sandwiches and a bottle of Dr Pepper.
     
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    ljuneau Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

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    LOL. Yea, that's the ticket!
     
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    #12 Jersey

    I have a feeling he's going to get lambasted from the left for it
     
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    Left or right, he has become a punching bag lately.. what difference does it make right now..
     
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    Man, this post is just awesome. In the same post you accept that Obama needs to do this for expediency purposes, and yet get in a nice snide remark about Bush doing the same thing. So just to make it clear to everyone, if Bush did it, it's wrong. If obama does it, it's ok. Glad we got that cleared up.

    You are such a hypocrite :rolleyes:
     
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    It's his own fault, 9 months ago he was bigger than God or Elvis Presley, his arrogance, his Czars and socialist sh!t is sinking his ship, he's a "one termer" another Jimmy Carter.
     

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