September 27, 2012
HOW’S THAT HOPEY-CHANGEY STUFF WORKIN’ OUT FOR YA? (CONT’D): New Justice Department Documents Show Huge Increase in Warrantless Electronic Surveillance. “The documents, handed over by the government only after months of litigation, are the attorney general’s 2010 and 2011 reports on the use of ‘pen register’ and “trap and trace” surveillance powers. The reports show a dramatic increase in the use of these surveillance tools, which are used to gather information about telephone, email, and other Internet communications.