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E-mail, Feeds, 'n' Stuff

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Is your e-mail coming across as too emotional?

These folks promise to help you figure that out.

Thank goodness they haven't come up with one of those for blogs yet. We might be out of business.

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It may not be the tone of an e-missive that bothers some people. The NYT opined today:

Breaking a Promise on Surveillance
Published: July 29, 2010

It is just a technical matter, the Obama administration says: We just need to make a slight change in a law to make clear that we have the right to see the names of anyone’s e-mail correspondents and their Web browsing history without the messy complication of asking a judge for permission.
Where is the “robust oversight” that voters were promised? Earlier this year, the administration successfully pushed for crucial provisions of the Patriot Act to be renewed for another year without changing a word. Voters had every right to expect the president would roll back authority that had been clearly abused, like national security letters. But instead of implementing reasonable civil liberties protections, like taking requests for e-mail surveillance before a judge, the administration is proposing changes to the law that would allow huge numbers of new electronic communications to be examined with no judicial oversight.

As Sen. Graham said the other day "elections have consequences."

"Elderly man river...."

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