Monday, October 15, 2007

Government Spying to Subvert the Law

Mikaela reposts from Democracy Now:

Vermont Law Firm Says Federal Gov't Has Tapped Its Phones
The Vermont law firm of Gensburg, Atwell & Broderick has warned its clients that it believes the federal government has tapped its phones and hacked into its computer system. The Burlington Free Press reports a Verizon technician recently found the law firm's phone lines were crossed. A forensic examination of one of the firm's computers found an application that disabled all security software and would have given someone access to all information on the computer. The firm represents a client in Afghanistan as well as one of the prisoners held at Guantanamo.

At this point, new like this should not take my breath away, yet this one did. Simply unconscionable.