The new government in Canada is brining back some legislation that had died before the election. They want to give police access to all of our Internet activities. It may just be me, but that is the equivalent of opening my mail and searching my house whenever they want without a search warrant. My banking info, which stocks I own, which friends I keep, which names I use (Dolf250 is not my name) right down to my political ideologies would be visible at the click of their mouse. It scares the hell out of me. And worse yet, Bell has already decided as of yesterday that they will give law enforcement and government agencies access to their customers accounts (likely in preparation for the future.) I can only imagine the the abuse that this will lead to. In Calgary our (Deputy?) police chief is being investigated for mishandling a case. They allege that a few years back to get a warrant he allowed some documents to be doctored. I can only imagine how easy it will be to tailor electronic information to fit the case. Hey, a successful investigation can lead you up the ladder (even to deputy chief.) A crooked cop or two could easily take a bit of cash to tell you if you husband/wife is cheating. Just print off an e-mail or two and hand it over to their spouse. Business records and what people would otherwise hope would be confidential business negotiations and documents would be open to the police and, again, one crooked cop and the competition would know what they needed. I am left to wonder with the “chat” features, and the trend towards VOIP if it will allow the police unfettered access to conversations without the need for trivial warrants for wiretaps. (As I understand it your president has decided that the need for court permission to tap phone lines is nothing more than an unnecessary and bothersome idea.) I keep loosing freedom in my democracy and they keep telling me that the only way to keep us safe from terrorists is to take my privacy, freedom and rights from me. I can't help but to think that Orwell my have only been off by three or four decades.