From this morning's edition of the Washington Post (probably in all the other news outlets, too...) The New York Times, once again, has compromised our "nashnul sukurty" by publishing an article describing the Bush Administration's acquisition of international banking records over the last 5 years. Hmm, I wonder if it's going to be just like the phone records debacle. They will claim it was only international transactions, and they only scrutinized those transactions of "known or suspected" terrorists. I'm thinking of betting the farm that, after some investigation, we will find out that !!!GASP!!! it also involves domestic banking transactions... in fact, all transactions involving any US financial institution. Time will tell, yes? In the meantime, you better be damned glad that your SSN is on your (recorded) IP address AND your bank transactions AND your phone records.