Year in Review 2008: Snooping gets sanctioned
When U.S. President-elect Barack Obama was merely candidate Obama, he told CNET News in no uncertain terms that he opposed the idea of immunizing any telecommunications company that opened its network to the National Security Agency...
The bill did become law, but the story isn't over yet. The Electronic Frontier Foundation is pursuing a privacy lawsuit against AT&T in San Francisco, and a federal judge heard arguments in December about whether Congress' grant of immunity complies with the U.S. Constitution. A decision is expected at any time.