Friday, January 20, 2006

Uncle Sam Wants You...Under Control

Spying - it's not just for Communists anymore:

Q: I used those search engines in June and July. Should I be worried about my privacy?
It depends. If you typed in search terms that you consider to be private or confidential, you should be concerned. Such terms might include personal information about you, such as your name or street address.

But what's important to note is that the Justice Department has not been asking for any information that would link those search terms to your identity. It hasn't requested Internet Protocol addresses.

So if you typed in search terms indicating that you, say, have a healthy interest in marijuana cultivation, the data turned over won't implicate you.

Don't worry. So you searched for a few, shall we say, controversial topics...what's to worry about? Trust us. The United States government only has your best interests at heart. I promise.

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