wire-taps and citizen surveillance
. Colin Powell's son is at it again, this time using the FCC to allow the order of remote wiretaps placed on public library computers
And for what? So a drone in the vast cellars of the FBI/CIA/NSA bunkers can remotely listen in on someone's publically conducted instant messaging session whenever they please? Really, the though that they might really be successful at catching terrorists talking in code from public library computers in real time is way beyond ludicrous. It's laughable! Makes it clear that the terror these snoops have is that someone has an independednt thought. And that, my friend strikes terror in my heart.
It seems to matter little that this amounts to a huge unfunded mandate
that not only will cost public and university libraries billions to comply with, but also potentially restricts the public's access to information. But then, I'm skeptical that the fiscal cost [not to mention social ones] is of concern to the Powers that Be in the snoop world. Thankfully, the draconian measure is being challenged
. We can expect more discussion on this front in the future.