Granted, we have freedom of speech and freedom of the press. That said, our government security agencies have sophisticated computer systems that parse enormous amounts of internet traffic looking for keywords and phrases that might point toward terrorist activities. Internet forums and newsgroups that may cater those with (what some may consider) extreme views on gun control and politics, are certainly on their radar. Facebook is the latest target where terrorists are supposedly recruiting. Even if you do not use your real name, there is no true anonymity. If the government wants to find out who you are because of something you typed on an internet forum, they can. Moderators of forums, internet service providers, telephone companies, and any other entity in the communication chain can be compelled to divulge client information in the name of national security. Methods like these were used by the music companies to track down users of Napster and prosecute them. Imagine if a government agency thought your views were a threat to national security! Does this concern anyone?
Treasuring what little privacy I have left regards,