Team Obama wants YOUR Internet Usage Data

[ I am holding my breath over here, waiting for the good “liberals”  in this country to cry foul, just as they did when GW Bush came up with these same sort of conniving schemes….  The SILENCE IS DEAFENING.  As I’ve said before, to be a “liberal” in the USA is really to be an elitist who endorses  “intellectual fascism.” ]


White House proposal would ease FBI access to records of Internet activity

By Ellen Nakashima

The Obama administration is seeking to make it easier for the FBI to compel companies to turn over records of an individual’s Internet activity without a court order if agents deem the information relevant to a terrorism or intelligence investigation.

The administration wants to add just four words — “electronic communication transactional records” — to a list of items that the law says the FBI may demand without a judge’s approval. Government lawyers say this category of information includes the addresses to which an Internet user sends e-mail; the times and dates e-mail was sent and received; and possibly a user’s browser history. It does not include, the lawyers hasten to point out, the “content” of e-mail or other Internet communication.

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