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But in the latter case, there's simply nothing at all (it seems to me) to keep the administration from spying on every single citizen in the entire country if it wants to. The former google-goes-after-apple-in-tablet-education-cnet-blog case wouldn't be ideal. ) From my point of view, even giving the administration an entire week, or even a month, of free spying on someone before it has to go and explain itself to a FISA court, is still vastly better than never having to face external review at all. (Could it be that the decision to go around FISA was mostly just laziness, combined with Cheney's almost pathological defensiveness about executive privilege? google-goes-after-apple-in-tablet-education-cnet-blog I wouldn't be that surprised.