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Couldn’t PASS This Up

It's official, the House passed the USA Patriot Act "by a vote of 357-66."

"Schulhofer joins many librarians who worry that enhanced search powers for documents allows government agents to rummage through Americans' private records, including the books they borrow. No doubt most federal agents will use common sense when seeking this information, but the risk of abuse is still too high for this section to remain in effect." (Courtesy Boston Globe)

With all do respect, I thought with the technology we have today, that the government could already access what we read. But this is huge. And what if you don't comply with it? My own fear, is that, if the goal is to track down suspected terrorists (good goal). Then librarians, will be looked at as the ones "harboring" them in the library. Your thoughts.