Battlepanda: Two Feds a knocking


Always trying to figure things out with the minimum of bullshit and the maximum of belligerence.

Sunday, December 18, 2005

Two Feds a knocking

You remember how they can look at your library records now? I can't find the links now, but I remember when this issue first came up this was kind of like a "oh, by the way" thing. I even remember thinking something along the lines of "heck, if they're invading my privacy so much anyhow, what's one more thing?" You see dear readers, I thought of the library records access as being the mere cranberry jelly in the veritable Thanksgiving feast of right-violation that was the Patriot Act, an accompaniment to the meatier, more substantial evidence already gathered.

But now it looks like the Fed is perfectly capable of making a whole meal out of it. Watch what you read, because the Feds could be watching you..

(Via R of T)

UPDATE: More Jolly News for You! (Via Ezra Klein, the blog that keeps on giving)
The Post reported that the FBI has issued tens of thousands of national security letters, extending the bureau's reach as never before into the telephone calls, correspondence and financial lives of ordinary Americans. Most of the U.S. residents and citizens whose records were screened, the FBI acknowledged, were not suspected of wrongdoing.

So, if you're suspected of wrongdoing in this holiday season, or even if you're not, there just might be a Fed agent on the lookout just for you. Merry Christmas!