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  •  Absofugginglutely. (3+ / 0-)

    Keystroke monitoring traffic on the internet will be used again for political purposes without protecting us from anything.

    Someone in the future won't be able to restrain themselves from peeking at your traffic.

    Give every American a fair chance at the race of life - A. Lincoln and B. Obama

    by captainlaser on Sat Apr 18, 2009 at 05:52:39 PM PDT

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    •  What makes you think someone isnt (0+ / 0-)

      already peeking?

      Why do you think you are NOW operating under this shield of privacy inviolate?

      With him from the beginning, with him until the end.

      by brooklynbadboy on Sat Apr 18, 2009 at 07:11:20 PM PDT

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    •  EXACTLY the reason we need to act now to (1+ / 0-)
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      reign this in, or it just keeps getting worse.

      •  Not just reigned in, (1+ / 0-)
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        but almost completely torn down.

        Electronic surveillance should require a warrant within hours after surveillance begins, an excruciatingly detailed evidence, independent audits for each and every piece of data collected, immediate and complete disposal of non warranted data and a full and public accounting of all actions involving the gathered intelligence before, during and after prosecution. We aren't getting any of that with our current framework and BBB's suggestion would only make it harder to define, much less implement government abuses that hurt innocent people.

        Britain is implementing the system that BBB lusts for, but total surveillance is neither decreasing crime or making the lives of the ordinary citizen any safer. It is, however, making it much easier for various authorities to gather compromising photos for personal amusement private data-mining.

        Anything that makes the government's job easier will also make it easier for government abuse, and by extension, private abuse.

        - A fried California Roll sounds stupidly good. I mean, it's fried. It's automatically good. - aclockworkprple

        by James Kresnik on Sun Apr 19, 2009 at 02:52:04 PM PDT

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