Saturday, 8 December 2007

Big Brother U.S. Government Subpoenaed to Obtain Book Purchasing Records of Customers

Newly unsealed court records have revealed that the U.S. government issued a subpoena to seeking to obtain the identities of customers purchasing books through the Amazon marketplace. The snooping attempt was blocked by U.S. Magistrate Judge Stephen Crocker who wrote in a recently-unsealed ruling, "Well-founded or not, rumors of an Orwellian federal criminal investigation into the reading habits of Amazon's customers could frighten countless potential customers into canceling planned online book purchases."

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