Last August the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, in a 9-2 decision, came up with some Miranda style guidelines for prosecutors and judges covering how to protect Fourth Amendment privacy rights when searching computer records.  This was hailed by many as a significant step forward in protecting digital privacy.

Now, the Obama administration wants to see this ruling overturned.  A Slashdot piece about it summed it up nicely by saying “Meet the new boss, same as the old boss”, meaning essentially that once again the Obama administration isn’t nearly so different from the Bush administration, especially when it comes to the government’s ever growing desire to snoop everybody all the time.

I knew that electing him was a mistake and once again I’m proven right.  I also have no doubt that this health care plan is going to eventually constitute more proof.  (not that it doesn’t already!)

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