Tuesday, May 16, 2006

I sure would like to see how these National Security Letters are being utilized. I have a bad feeling about that practice. (this is known as an understatement.)

from last November's Washington Post:

A national security letter cannot be used to authorize eavesdropping or to read the contents of e-mail. But it does permit investigators to trace revealing paths through the private affairs of a modern digital citizen. The records it yields describe where a person makes and spends money, with whom he lives and lived before, how much he gambles, what he buys online, what he pawns and borrows, where he travels, how he invests, what he searches for and reads on the Web, and who telephones or e-mails him at home and at work.


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