Thursday, February 09, 2006

Orwell would be proud.

posted by The Vidiot @ 11:42 AM Permalink

I don't like to post at work, but this is unbelievable. (And I'll consider this lunch)
Excerpt: The US government is developing a massive computer system that can collect huge amounts of data and, by linking far-flung information from blogs and e-mail to government records and intelligence reports, search for patterns of terrorist activity.

Here's what I suggest we all do: Add a signature to your email. And not just any signature but the Fourth Amendment:

Amendment IV
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.


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