And Coming in 2009: Miniaturized NSA Nano-Agents Will Set Up Shop in Your Colon

But let's not get ahead of ourselves, when we haven't even unveiled the Bush Administration Big Brother Freedom Isn't Free Agenda of 2008 yet:

National Intelligence Director Mike McConnell is drawing up plans for cyberspace spying that would make the current debate on warrantless wiretaps look like a "walk in the park," according to an interview published in the New Yorker's print edition today.

...The article, which profiles the 65-year-old former admiral appointed by President George W. Bush in January 2007 to oversee all of America's intelligence agencies, was not published on the New Yorker's Web site.

McConnell is developing a Cyber-Security Policy, still in the draft stage, which will closely police Internet activity.

"Ed Giorgio, who is working with McConnell on the plan, said that would mean giving the government the autority to examine the content of any e-mail, file transfer or Web search," author Lawrence Wright pens.

"Google has records that could help in a cyber-investigation, he said," Wright adds. "Giorgio warned me, 'We have a saying in this business: Privacy and security are a zero-sum game.'"
Wheeeeeeeeeeee! That's some serious freedom-spreading on the homefront, bitchez! Altogether now: USA! USA! USA!

[H/T to Pam and someone who sent it by email which I now can't find, probably Oddjob.]

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