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Submission + - DHS Wants to Monitor Web for Terrorists ( 1

clustro writes: Under the belief that terrorists are "increasingly" recruiting U.S. citizens, Department of Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano says that increased government monitoring of the internet is necessary to thwart terrorists. It is believed that Fort Hood shooter Major Nidal Hassan and attempted Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad were inspired by radical internet postings. Speaking at a meeting of the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy, Napolitano said, "We can significantly advance security without having a deleterious impact on individual rights in most instances. At the same time, there are situations where trade-offs are inevitable."
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DHS Wants to Monitor Web for Terrorists

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  • "The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."
    Time to think about secure encryption?

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