Saturday, March 10, 2007

Boing Boing: DoJ: FBI misused Patriot act in domestic spying activities:

A Justice Department audit released today concludes that the FBI broke the law in its use of the Patriot Act to secretly obtain phone, business, and financial data about people in the US.

The report also found that for three years, the FBI understated to Congress how frequently it forced businesses to hand over that private information.

FBI Director Robert Mueller told reporters today "I am to be held accountable," then added that he has no plans to resign.

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