Runcible Blog

woah there, buddy.

Now that it seems that we won't have to invade Iraq and cause the death of thousands of innocent people, maybe we should focus on some really scary legislation that most likely will sail through the now Republican controlled congress without much fanfare. I'm talking about the Homeland Security Act. According to this NY Times column, we could be in for massive invasion of privacy. From the article:
Every purchase you make with a credit card, every magazine subscription you buy and medical prescription you fill, every Web site you visit and e-mail you send or receive, every academic grade you receive, every bank deposit you make, every trip you book and every event you attend — all these transactions and communications will go into what the Defense Department describes as "a virtual, centralized grand database."
It seems that there is some protest already, but I wonder if it will make a difference now that Republicans have an agenda and free reign of the government. It's something to think about.