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Yo, Dawg, we heard you liked secrets

Monday, January 14th, 2013

…so we made your secret law secret so you can keep secret about your secrets!

 

EFF Gets Secret Interpretation Of FISA Spying Law… And It’s Almost Entirely Redacted

from the but-not-completely dept

We’ve talked about the absolute ridiculousness of having a secret interpretation of a US law on surveillance such that the law actually means something different than what most people (including the politicians voting on it) think it means — and yet the secret law remains in place for entirely secret reasons. The EFF, as part of an ongoing dispute over all of this, had submitted a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request concerning some testimony on that secret interpretation, and it got back a “relevant” document… which as almost entirely redacted.

We have gotten the government we deserve by re-electing the people who do crap like this.