Sunday, April 16, 2006

Gosh darn -- feds have difficulty snooping on Internet traffic

Do you really trust the feds not to abuse their police powers? It's a bit of a relief that the super snoopers at the NSA haven't quite figured out how to easily eavesdrop on or intercept Internet phone calls and e-mails. (Not that anyone wants terrorists to have a free hand to plot attacks by e-mail, but there still is appeal in that quaint old notion of privacy.) Watch out, though -- there is a new move to allow the NSA more access to more Internet communications that have nothing to do with anything the government should be legitimately interested in.

Human nature being what it is, this power -- if granted -- will be abused. Fair warning.

2 comments:

Peter_H said...
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Peter_H said...

Gretchen is right. The less that people participate in government decisions the more decisions will be made without even bothering to ask the people's permission the next time around.