Spychief Wants to Tap Into Cyberspace

At issue, McConnell acknowledges, is that in order to accomplish his plan, the government must have the ability to read all the information crossing the Internet in the United States in order to protect it from abuse. Congressional aides tell The Journal that they, too, are also anticipating a fight over civil liberties that will rival the battles over the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.

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HSToday.us comments:In the August 2006 HSToday report, “Getting Permission to Listen,” McConnel talked to Online Editor and Senior Reporter Anthony Kimery about a variety of intelligence collection issues prior to being appointed DNI.

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