U.S. officials deny technical takedown of WikiLeaks

Paul Ferguson fergdawgster at gmail.com
Sat Dec 4 23:09:43 CST 2010


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On Sat, Dec 4, 2010 at 9:02 PM, Adrian Chadd <adrian at creative.net.au>
wrote:

> On Sat, Dec 04, 2010, Ken Chase wrote:
>
>> And if they come and ask the same but without a court order is a bit
>> trickier and more confusing, and this list is a good place to track the
>> frequency of and responce to that kind of request.
>
> Except of course when you're "asked" not to share what has occured with
> anyone. I hear that kind of thing happens today.
>

No -- iin the U.S., if you even reveal that you have been served with a
National Security Letter [1], you are in violation of the FISA [2] court
under the Patriot Act.

"Ask" is not the word I would use.

Fun stuff, eh?

- - ferg

[1] https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/National_Security_Letter
[2]
https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Foreign_Intelligence_Surveil
lance_Act

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