Gagged for 6 Years, Nick Merrill Speaks Out on Landmark Court Struggle Against FBI’s
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11-Aug-2010 (2 comments)

For six years, the FBI has barred a New York man from revealing that the agency had ordered him to hand over personal information about clients of his internet start-up. Finally allowed to speak, Nick Merrill joins us in his first broadcast interview to talk about how he challenged the FBI’s use of national security letters. We also speak with Connecticut librarian George Christian. He and three other librarians also sued the US government after receiving a national security letter demanding information about library patrons


How safe are our personal information at IC

by Bavafa on

How safe are our personal information at IC? Will JJ fight to keep our identity private and safe as these gentlemen have done? Or is there a price for each of our record?



Nice post Bavafa.

by yousef on

There was a time, 10 year ago, that ones lets say "internet signature" was not of much interest to law enforcement agencies, unless you were a big shot in a big designated terrorist organisation. It all changed after 9/11. Law enforcement agencies worldwide now have sweeping powers to demend individuals internet signatures not only from site owners (Like JJ), but more importantly service providers. They then trace them back to the exact individual, confiscate the hard disk and you know the rest. With internet and wireless technologies merging over the next few years, you'd be using wireless network whilst on Internet without even knowing about it. That would mean you position, whereabouts can be monitored at any time of the day and night. Nothing JJ can do about that I'm afraid....