Tuesday, May 31, 2005

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Updated In a comment on my post about the Big Brother food program at a school in Georgia, Porlock refers us to an article in the May 26 Wall Street Journal which discussed what various companies are doing to "cooperate" with federal officials' desire to obtain information.

The outline Porlock gives is in several cases chilling, including the policy of some companies to on their own initiative - that is, without even waiting for a request - supply information to federal officials which those officials could not otherwise obtain without a court order.

Read Porlock's orginal post for some more details. The online version of the WSJ is for the most part available only to paid subscribers. But as Porlock says, the paper can be found at most any public library. A good excuse to patronize a vital public service.

Updated to provide a link to the original post.

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