Thursday, March 18, 2004

Looks like John Ashcroft is at it again. It seems the Patriot Act wasn't enough for him, now he wants to require Internet communications services to build "backdoors" into their systems to make wiretapping easier. Not only would this open the door for the government to intrude on people's privacy, it could also allow hackers easier access to confidential information, making identity theft, already a growing problem, even easier. Great. If this goes through, I hope HIS identity is the first one stolen. Can you imagine the look on his face were he to get a credit card bill with thousands of dollars in charges at adult bookstores, porn websites, strip clubs, etc? THAT would be priceless!

BTW, if you click on the link above, you can send a letter to your Representatives and the FCC Chairman through the ACLU website asking them to oppose Ashcrofts request.