Internet civil liberties threatened


This video from the USA says about itself:

The FBI has partially lifted a gag order it imposed on the president of an Internet service provider (ISP) on whom it served a national security letter (NSL) demanding customer records in 2004, the American Civil Liberties Union announced today. Nicholas Merrill, who was the first person ever to challenge an NSL in court, can now reveal his identity and speak about his experience for the first time since receiving the NSL. The ACLU and New York Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit challenging the NSL statute and the gag order on behalf of Merrill (then called John Doe) in April 2004, which resulted in numerous court rulings finding the NSL statute unconstitutional.

USA: In an onslaught on democratic rights that goes far beyond anything envisioned by the Bush administration, the Obama White House is backing new regulations that would compel popular Internet messaging services like Facebook, Skype and Blackberry to open up their communications to FBI surveillance: here.

FBI Violates Freedom of Association: here.

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