Today's post on the Good Morning Silicon Valley Blog concerns me greatly. Dear FBI: I lost the URL of a neat privacy site I visited last year. Can you help? The government is monitoring our online activities and, to quote a portion of the BLOG:
"Now comes word that the Justice Department has told Google, Microsoft and other major Net companies that it wants them to keep records of every Web page their users visit for two years, a polite request now, maybe a law later. Search sites, portals and ISPs are sweating, not wanting to side with the pedophiles and terrorists but not wanting to appear to bend over so readily that their customers scream. "Child pornography is disgusting and illegal,'' said Steve Langdon, a spokesman for Google. But he said any proposals related to users' data "require careful review and must balance the legitimate interests of individual users, law enforcement agencies and Internet companies."
This is no different than illegally tapping my phone line or spying on me in the privacy of my home. So, as citizens, what do we do about this?