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"Patriot" Act

2005-07-22 15:21:31.513035+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

How much freedom are we willing to give up in order to feel safer? Apparently all of it: House votes to keep "Patriot" Act:

Lawmakers voted 257-171 Thursday to make permanent 14 of the Patriot Act's 16 sections that are scheduled to expire in December, rejecting the civil liberties concerns of Democrats and some Republicans who wanted to limit several provisions of the anti-terrorism law.

And the bits which give 'em access to your "business, medical, library, bookstore and other shopping records" and allow 'em roving wiretaps are enshrined again.

[ related topics: Politics Privacy Law Civil Liberties ]

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#Comment Re: made: 2005-07-22 20:01:48.30134+00 by: meuon

So.. time to do as much business as possible with cash.. green, anonymous green, cash.