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>>> sing warrantless wiretaps and National Security Letters for the last 15 years.

15 years? It was going on long long before 9/11. Google "echalon". If you want to get really oldschool, Google "cabinet noir".

I am of course aware of Echelon. But it was designed around the limitations imposed by law. You've got to admit that the implementation of such eavesdropping since 9/11 is a huge difference.

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