FBI didn't pay bills for wiretaps

The FBI has seen some of its wiretaps used in criminal investigations disconnected because it didn't pay its bills on time, according to a story from the Associated Press. The AP report says at least one of the disconnected wiretaps was part of a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act investigation.

The FBI is taking some heat over the matter, but so are telcos. At least one observer pointed out how agreeable some telcos were to carrying out warrantless domestic surveillance, but that it's a different story when money is at stake.

For more:
- read this AP story at Yahoo! News

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