November 27th, 2001 03:22 PM
privacy for foriegners
With the new anti-terrorism laws, foriegn computer users are being affected too. Let's say a person in Norway wanted to send a pornographic picture to a person in Sweden. Since the picture probably passes through the United States, it can be screened and monitored and if the picture is one that is illegal in the United States, that person in Norway can be charged and arrested.
Also, at airports face scanners are being used to search for terrorists. This amounts to illegal search and possibly seizure. I know they used them at last year's Super Bowl without consent or probable cause.
The government has gotten too out of hand under the mask of "justice". It is a shame that while we are supposedly gaining freedom for Afghanistan while our own country is becomming more like a police state.