This is exactly the kind of thing that gets the fundamentalist nationalists nearly insane with fear and anger. On this one just about everyone in the U.S. can make common cause.
riddla26 apologizing for it above with "voluntary" http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20121022/17162220792/un-problem-with-internet-today-is-its-just-too -open-terrorists-might-use-it.shtml#c875 is blinkered: the victims are not "voluntarily" being stripped of their rights.
The crimes invasiveness fosters are far worse than the crimes it's supposed to help prevent. Rooting out terrorist cells is a legitimate interest. This is burning down the house to roast the pig.
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