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Friday, June 27, 2008

That sound you hear...

Is what little is left of the Fourth Amendment being fed into a shredder by the Bush Administration. Somewhere George Orwell is enjoying a round of "I told you so's."

WASHINGTON — The United States and the European Union are nearing completion of an agreement allowing law enforcement and security agencies to obtain private information — like credit card transactions, travel histories and Internet browsing habits — about people on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean.

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1 comment:

Thomas said...

Something similar is going on back here in Sweden; recently the Swedish Riksdag (parliament?) allowed the swedish police to "eavesdrop" on all phones they wish, and to read any e-mail they wish; even if this has been allowed only to "fight the bad guys" - who knows what they might use it for in the future...if someday there would be a persecution of christians (however unbelievable that might be) this could be a dangerous weapon...