[EDIT: CNET has put together an list of Frequently Asked Questions about this new law.]
I’m going to try and keep poltics out of this blog, but this story is just too important to let slide.
I wasn’t mind-reading the other day when I wrote my post about Zonbu needing to consider storage options outside of America, although it was definitely timely.
A reader just send me a link to this story at the New York times, “Bush Signs Law to Widen Legal Reach for Wiretapping”…
The article details new measures Bush has signed in to law, further eroding the the privacy and civil liberties of Americans and those conversing with them or conversing with others on American soil. (Two people conversing, NOT on American soil have always been fair game).
Zonbu & S3 are both based in America
Of equal interest to us, Zonbu/S3 is storing our data on servers that reside on American soil.
God help us, I’m sure the Euro zone will also rush to embrace this alarming trend.
Don’t get me wrong, I have nothing to hide, but that doesn’t make it right to go snooping around my private documents and correspondence either.
“We’ll fight them over there, so we can destroy your civil liberties over here!
Oops, sorry about limiting your democratic rights and civil liberties. But, be reasonable, if we spread our democracy over there, then by definition we have less to spread around at here home.
No are you with us or with the terrorists?”