Jun 192010
 
 June 19, 2010  Featured News, Online, Surveillance, U.S.

The Associated Press reports:

Fighting homegrown terrorism by monitoring Internet communications is a civil liberties trade-off the U.S. government must make to beef up national security, the nation’s homeland security chief said Friday.

As terrorists increasingly recruit U.S. citizens, the government needs to constantly balance Americans’ civil rights and privacy with the need to keep people safe, said Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.

But finding that balance has become more complex as homegrown terrorists have used the Internet to reach out to extremists abroad for inspiration and training. Those contacts have spurred a recent rash of U.S.-based terror plots and incidents.

Read more on FOX News.

Danger, Will Robinson! If this is going to be used as a justification for more warrantless searches of communications of Americans, I hope that there will be an uproar and that people won’t buy into the same old arguments about sacrificing a little privacy for security.

Thanks to Colonel_Flagg for providing this link.

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