Germany seeks expansion of computer spying
To the unease of many in a country with a history of government spying through the era of the Gestapo and communist rule in East Germany, law enforcement authorities are using a suitcase bomb case to argue for measures that would significantly expand their ability to spy on the once-private realm of My Documents.
Expanded surveillance laws since the Sept. 11 attacks already have enabled many Western governments to monitor telephone and e-mail traffic, the conversation in Islamic militants' chat rooms and the websites visited by terrorism suspects.
At the LA Times.
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