europeforvisitors - 9:33 pm on Oct 13, 2007 (gmt 0)
This might be a good time to mention Sascha Segan's column in the newest issue of PC Magazine. It's called "On the Web: Less Anonymity, More Privacy." [pcmag.com] (It's a two-page column, so click "next" at the bottom of the first page.) Key quote: "...you may have a false anonymity, but you have no privacyŚ-not from Google's database of Web searches, private addresses, and phone numbers, nor from goverment agencies' searches of your ISP's records. ... You may think you can pretend to be somebody else on the Internet, but the Department of Homeland Security doesn't see the distinction between you and your cyber-self."