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by | Feb 12, 2006 | Privacy

A headline in The Progressive reads thus: VA Nurse Investigated for “Sedition” for Criticizing Bush. Hallelujah! It surprised me to hear a journalist-friend say that he wasn’t particularly concerned about what Yahoo!, Google or AOL do with the personal information they have of their customers as long as he gets to use what’s on offer […]

A headline in The Progressive reads thus: VA Nurse Investigated for “Sedition” for Criticizing Bush. Hallelujah!
It surprised me to hear a journalist-friend say that he wasn’t particularly concerned about what Yahoo!, Google or AOL do with the personal information they have of their customers as long as he gets to use what’s on offer by these behemoths. I wonder what he’d have to say to the nurse?
Interestingly the story hasn’t made it big in the mainstream media in the United States. There is a discussion on at Journet, for those interested in the fate of liberty.
Kevin Bankston, Staff Attorney, Electronic Frontier Foundation lists the following links in the IP list:
For more on Google’s data collection:

http://news.com.com/FAQ+When+Google+is+not+your+friend/2100-1025_3-6034666.html?tag=nl


http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2006/01/21/google_subpoena_roils_the_web


http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2006/01/20/EDGEPGPHA61.DTL


http://news.com.com/%20Bill+would+force+Web+sites+to+delete+personal+info/2100-1028_3-6036951.html

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