Friday, January 11, 2008

Unpaid Bills Shut Down Wiretaps

Seems you don't have to worry so much about Uncle Sam listening in on your pizza orders after all. Turns out tons of federal wire taps were cut -- because Uncle Sam didn't pay his phone bills.

The Washington Post reports phone companies held up the information when the Justice Department failed to pay half of one-thousand bills -- including one for $66,000.

The FBI says they didn't lose any information. They got it when they paid their bills -- and late fees.

In a "post-9/11 world," let's hope Washington doesn't get a bill due on 9/12. (WaPo)

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