The Senate may put telco immunity-or potential alternatives--to a vote sometime today as Congress nears the deadline this Friday of the surveillance act extension it approved about two weeks ago. The Senate reportedly has been debating the issue since yesterday and will do so again today. Meanwhile, the federal government is withholding from Freedom of Information Act release a telephone message slip that reportedly may provide some indication that at least one telephone company allegedly lobbied the government for immunity from lawsuits related to participation in past warrantless surveillance.
- see this posting at Wired News
- The current Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act was extended to Feb. 15