The Stars Are Watching You Back

The next time you step outside on a cool fall night to watch the stars far overhead, you now can feel all warm and fuzzy knowing that the stars may be watching you back:

The U.S.’s top intelligence official has greatly expanded the range of federal and local authorities who can get access to information from the nation’s vast network of spy satellites in the U.S.

The decision, made three months ago by Director of National Intelligence Michael McConnell, places for the first time some of the U.S.’s most powerful intelligence-gathering tools at the disposal of domestic security officials. The move was authorized in a May 25 memo sent to Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff asking his department to facilitate access to the spy network on behalf of civilian agencies and law enforcement.

The same administration that is protecting you by illegally wiretapping your phone is now going to allow local and state officials to use US spy satellites to spy on American citizens.

Maybe the fourth amendment doesn’t work in a vacuum?

Michael

via – Bloggernista

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