Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Chinese Spying Out in the Open (In the Name of Security)

Senator Sam Brownback (R-KS) today has called out China for it's big brother approach to the coming Olympic Games.

Brownback said that China's Public Security Bureau has communicated with hotels, warning them of "severe retaliation" if they refuse to install government monitoring equipment. This is apparently directed at monitoring the internet use of guests.

All visitors should be aware that they have no reasonable expectation of privacy in public or private locations. All hotel rooms and offices are considered to be subject to on-site or remote technical monitoring at all times.
Of course the U.S. Government doesn't have the inconvenience of having to go to those hotels, they can now go directly to AT&T and Verizon. And yes while Brownback was a critic, he voted for H.R. 6304 the FISA "compromise" bill.

Further Reading:[Associated Press] [Catholic News Agency]

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