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Internet Group Demands Surveillance Data from DOJ


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Posted 19 January 2005 - 10:54 AM

A group that defends civil liberties on the Internet has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to determine if the government is secretly gathering information on the surfing habits of citizens.San Francisco-based Electronic Freedom Foundation said, "Although Internet users reasonably expect that their online reading habits are private, the DOJ will not confirm whether it collects or believes itself authorized to collect URLs using pen-trap devices." "Pen registers" or "trap and trace devices" are technologies used by law enforcement agents to collect numbers dialed on a telephone or e-mail and IP addresses.
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