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Jan 9 2008   3:26PM GMT

Overheard: FBI gets confused by their phone bill just like the rest of us

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

ryan-singel.jpg The FBI routinely failed to pay telecom companies promptly for providing phone and internet lines to the FBI’s impressive domestic surveillance architecture — resulting in at least one phone company cutting off a foreign intelligence wiretap until the FBI paid its bill,

Ryan Singel, FBI Wiretap Cut Off After Feds Fail To Pay Telecom Spying Bills

Ironically, it seems that some of the problems stemmed from the FBI’s inability to decipher and keep track of the charges on their phone bills. Welcome to the real world.

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