A wise man with a deep understanding of world and eerily prescient and accurate thoughts.
Post-NSA revelations, 1984 seems even more real
. Reading this letter gives a view into George Orwell's thought process and he really impresses. [more inside]
Bush administration signals intent
to invoke the obscure state secrets privilege
in order to stop the EFF
lawsuit against AT&T
, (previously discussed here
) for providing the NSA direct access all 312 terabytes
of its customers' telephone and internet traffic since 2001, (including those Good Vibrations charges you racked up).
In a nutshell, according to legal experts, invoking the privilege kills the judicial process dead: the courthouse doors are closed, and there's nothing but grownup stuff to see here; move along, kids.