CIA defends unaccountable snooping

Friday, 19 May 2006, 9:33 AM EST

General Michael Hayden, President Bush's nominee for CIA director, has defended his secret programme of snooping on citizens' telephone calls without warrants.

Meanwhile, a judge has given privacy champs the Electronic Frontier Foundation permission to use key evidence at the June hearing where it will challenge telco AT&T with allegations that it helped the National Security Agency, the US code-breaking headquarters, snoop on phone calls and other communications.

At The Register.

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