John Aravosis – Wesley Clark Phone Record Ploy Gets Action

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This is very cool.
Last January, John Aravosis of AmericaBlog went out and bought General Wesley Clark’s phone records for $89.95.
When I had Wesley Clark speak for the New America Foundation’s “Real State of the Union” conference in February, I was tempted to ask him if had purchased John Aravosis’s records just to even the score.
But what Aravosis was doing was making a profound statement about the fiction of digital privacy and essentially called for an end to the perverse practice of marketing and selling an individual’s private telephone records.
Today, the Federal Trade Commission filed suit against several phone record profiteers.
So, congrats to John Aravosis for pushing Wesley Clark’s buttons and getting this effort going.
— Steve Clemons

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  7. Mark says:

    Congrats to John!

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  8. bluemoon says:

    General Clark is extremely sentient of the nature of & importance of secure communications. He fully appreciates the sensitive implications of privacy issues.
    Even though many regard Wes Clark as an immediate go to guy for real national security issues, he’s also just a natural at putting things into a constitutional framework.
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  9. Red State Dem says:

    And kudos to General Clark for the way he responded to Aravosis. Instead of criticizing John, he joined with Aravosis to call attention to this problem. Not many high profile national figures would do the same, I’m afraid.
    As Aravosis has said repeatedly, “Wes Clark is a class act!”

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