Good post on privacy vs. security, with reference links, posted by . Via .

In a Jan. 21 "New Yorker" article, Director of National Intelligence Michael McConnell discusses a proposed plan to monitor all -- that's right, *all* -- Internet communications for security purposes, an idea so extreme that the word "Orwellian" feels too mild.

This is really just a matter of formalizing what's been widely suspected for years: that the NSA has been monitoring all the phone and Internet communications it can get to.

"The land of the free and the home of the brave..."

Yeah, right. Try this version.