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I too have often wondered why more groups weren't concerned about the privacy of their records. The potential venues for improper snooping seem endless. A consortium of businesses, worried "that the Patriot Act makes it too easy for the government to get confidential business records," has formally opposed re-approving some sections of the Patriot Act without amendments that would require the government to show a link to actual suspected terrorists or spies, would remove the gag order provisions, and would allow courts challenges. Among the signers were the U.S. Chamber of Commerce,the National Association of Manufacturers, and the National Association of Realtors. See "Businesses Oppose Patriot Act," CBS News, October 6, 20005, at

We don't track anything but what's to stop the FBI from sniffing our Internet connection and tracking patron usage that way?

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