Friday, June 02, 2006

White House wants your internet records

Damn, this White House just never quits. Now they want the ISPs to retain all internet use data.
The Justice Department said Thursday that it was not seeking to have e-mail content archived, just information about the websites people visit and those with whom they correspond. [...]

"This is not simply limited to kiddie porn or terrorism. It's a real break with precedent," said Marc Rotenberg, executive director of the nonprofit Electronic Privacy Information Center. "Data retention is open-ended. The government is saying, 'Keep everything about everyone and we'll sort it out later.' "
Big whoop. They don't want to read your emails. They just want to know every site you visit and every person who corresponds with you. And as if, they wouldn't read the mail too if they wanted to using the handy dandy all purpose surveillance tool -- the NSL.

What concerns me the most is they're building the police state in such tiny increments that most people aren't putting the pieces together enough to get alarmed by the bigger picture.
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Anonymous Lester said...

hello state department, FYI i visit
the impolitic blog

and different variations of those

would you like my password?

2:07:00 PM  
Anonymous lester said...

also, I don't correspond with anyone.

2:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Libby said...

LOL Lester. That Impolitic stop will surely get you into trouble....

2:59:00 PM  
Anonymous lester said...

another problem, I live in massachusetts. If I visit or christian coalition website i could be sent to a gulag.

3:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Libby said...

I hear Halliburton got the contract to build one, special for the Baystaters.

5:05:00 PM  

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