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  • Tuesday, December 20, 2005

    U.S.A. P.A.T.R.I.O.T. and library spying

    So much for academia. From Democracy Now!:

    [I]n Massachusetts, questions over the extent of the government's domestic surveillance apparatus have arisen after federal agents recently visited and questioned a student at Umass Dartmouth after he requested a book through the school's interlibrary loan program. Two agents from the Department of Homeland Security reportedly visited the house of the student's parents and said the book - Mao's "The Little Red Book" --- was on a "watch list." One of the student's professors said it appears that the Department of Homeland Security is monitoring inter-library loans.

    Update: This story was a complete HOAX.

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