Archive for the ‘Privacy’ Category

Bush Spy Revelations Anticipated When Obama Is Sworn In

November 14, 2008

Privacy Advocates Expect Whistleblowers to Share Warrantless Wiretap Info After Inauguration Day

By RYAN SINGEL

Nov. 11, 2008—

When Barack Obama takes the oath of office on January 20, Americans won’t just get a new president; they might finally learn the full extent of George W. Bush’s warrantless domestic wiretapping. (more…)

So Little Time, So Much Damage

November 5, 2008
November 4, 2008
Editorial

While Americans eagerly vote for the next president, here’s a sobering reminder: As of Tuesday, George W. Bush still has 77 days left in the White House — and he’s not wasting a minute.

President Bush’s aides have been scrambling to change rules and regulations on the environment, civil liberties and abortion rights, among others — few for the good. Most presidents put on a last-minute policy stamp, but in Mr. Bush’s case it is more like a wrecking ball. We fear it could take months, or years, for the next president to identify and then undo all of the damage. (more…)