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(Guardian)   Phone records of British journalist seized by government because they reported something leaked by a government staffer. Fark: Subpoenaed by US Dept of Justice   (theguardian.com) divider line
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2022-05-13 9:07:43 AM  
Still having coffee, but was the information that was leaked parts of the DoJ report that was going to come out?  If so, that's not whistleblowing.
 
2022-05-13 1:42:35 PM  
I'm not getting why this has an asenine tag
 
2022-05-13 1:44:29 PM  
This was the opening set piece in the third Jason Bourne movie.
 
2022-05-13 1:51:08 PM  
Read this yesterday, completely jaw dropping. I could only imagine this is the work of some holdover from the Trump Admin who's been hiding out in a broom closet
 
2022-05-13 1:54:41 PM  

chitownmike: I'm not getting why this has an asenine tag


It's a story from the UK, so it should be Arsenine.
 
2022-05-13 1:54:49 PM  
So now they have to investigate the leak in their leak investigation.
 
2022-05-13 2:11:40 PM  
Buried at the bottom of the article:
The leak report also discloses that the DoJ issued an "administrative subpoena" to a telecommunications company for "subscriber information to confirm that a specific telephone number belonged to the Guardian". It said that "basic subscriber information" had been obtained involving "names, addresses, and length of service only" and "not the contents of communications".
So no "phone records" or "seizure".  They have the calls to a number as part of an investigation, and they know that it's the reporter, but to fill the check box for their case, they have to ask the phone company to confirm that.  I personally feel it's not appropriate, but it's not what the headline says it is.  Clicked expecting to be infuriated, leaving only mildly annoyed.
 
2022-05-13 2:14:33 PM  
So now it's not about the story, it's about the leak?
 
2022-05-13 2:18:55 PM  
Look up 5 eyes.

A lot of western countries have laws against domestic spying and surveillance.

So we all contract with each other to spy on each other's citizens, and then volunteer the information back to the government of the country we were spying on.

So stuff like this isn't a surprise.
 
2022-05-13 2:30:27 PM  

chitownmike: I'm not getting why this has an asenine tag


You don't understand why an American law enforcement division subpoenaing for the records of a UK citizen is asinine?
 
2022-05-13 2:42:16 PM  

Murkanen: chitownmike: I'm not getting why this has an asenine tag

You don't understand why an American law enforcement division subpoenaing for the records of a UK citizen is asinine?


Nope.

Please explain it to me?
 
2022-05-13 2:44:04 PM  

Electric Monk has lost his horse: chitownmike: I'm not getting why this has an asenine tag

It's a story from the UK, so it should be Arsenine.


arse-hattersdozen
 
2022-05-13 7:49:37 PM  

Murkanen: chitownmike: I'm not getting why this has an asenine tag

You don't understand why an American law enforcement division subpoenaing for the records of a UK citizen is asinine?


A UK citizen who works in DC:

"...the Guardian's investigations correspondent in Washington."
 
2022-05-14 7:37:12 PM  

The Exit Stencilist: Read this yesterday, completely jaw dropping. I could only imagine this is the work of some holdover from the Trump Admin who's been hiding out in a broom closet

Read this yesterday

Did you really read it? I did and found that what the headline claims didn't happen.
 
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