Friday, May 19, 2006


The absurd defense of the illegal domestic surveillance recently revealed by USAToday was originally that the records being gathered were "anonymized," just phone numbers to identify who called whom. TPMmuckraker writes of 20,000 secret letters sent by the FBI but not reported to Congress:
that the Justice report does not include NSLs requesting "subscriber information." That's the identity of an individual associated with a phone number, an email or an IP address.
Anonymized indeed.