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15 January 2010

The following is the except of an article by Brian Doherty, a senior editor at Reason magazine and author of This is Burning Man, Radicals for Capitalism, and Gun Control on Trial, and its Chinese translation:

Civil libertarians hoped that the Obama era would see a renewed commitment to privacy protections. But their dreams are being dashed.


Candidate Obama swore that under his reign, Americans would see “no more National Security Letters to spy on citizens who are not suspected of a crime.” But his administration has shown no desire to relieve itself of NSL powers. National Security Letters allow FBI agents to grab records and information about you from third parties without any judicial supervision. The recipients are legally prohibited from telling anyone other than their lawyers that they gave up the information.

奥巴马竞选的时候曾信誓旦旦,声称若当选将“不会再有向第三者发国安信的事发生”. [自9.11以来,美国政府几乎视每一个美国公民为恐怖嫌疑犯,并特许联邦调查局在被怀疑者(无论有无证据)不知情的情况下随意向第三者发信调查被怀疑者的任何情况,取调与被怀疑者有关的任何资料]。但如今在他的主政下,国安信照发无误。

The Patriot reauthorization debate unfolded as the telecommunications industry, already known for craven capitulation to the National Security Agency’s warrantless wiretapping program, was revealed by researcher Chris Soghoian to be continuing to cooperate with law enforcement against customers’ interests at a level that, in the words of a request from Yahoo! to keep its collaboration quiet, would “shock” customers and “shame” telcos.


Sprint Nextel, for example, provided the government with GPS locations of its subscribers via their cell-phone signals 8 million times between September 2008 and October 2009. As Soghoian writes, telecom and Internet providers “all have special departments, many open 24 hours per day, whose staff do nothing but respond to legal requests. Their entire purpose is to facilitate the disclosure of their customers’ records to law enforcement and intelligence agencies.”


These two stories—Patriot reauthorization and telco cooperation—frame the battlefield on which American privacy is being slaughtered. On one end is a government that wants to suck up as much information as it can with as little oversight as possible. On the other end are private companies—to which we entrust more and more information about what we are saying, writing, buying, and thinking—that in effect act as government information agencies.


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American Uni Financed by Chinese Commie?

A Chinese identified as Mr Zhang was born in China's relatively backward Henan Province in 1972 and received free education for a good 16 years, which were all paid by Chinese Communist Government.

Zhang started his university in 1989, the year when CIA and its Chinese foot soldiers in the mainland, Hong Kong and Taiwan initiated a riot in Beijing. The bloodiness and the failure of the coup attempt in the Tiananmen Square still haut a few Chinese and a lot of Americans today and break their fragile hearts from time to time (the time around the June 4), like periodic attacks from epilepsy. But it did not break Mr Zhang’s heart. Instead he joined the Chinese Communist Party in the next year, 1990, at the age of 17. Since then he has been, in his own words, a loyal party member for 20 years.

Later he went to America and entered Yael to study for a few years and returned China with a large amount of fund from Yael foundation. Seven years later he announced that he would return 8 million dollars to the foundation by way of private donation which would see his name, a Chinese Communist Part member, inscribed in gold on a Yael tablet for an eternal honour.

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