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Well, it was only a matter of time before the cat was out of the bag. And actually, it already was even before my post about this a few days ago.

The Sun-Times had reported on this story on Thursday (the Washington Post reported on it over six months ago), a number of smaller blogs had picked up on it in the past few days, and folks were already posting links to the Sun-Times story in the comments to my blog. After all that, it made sense for me to finally comment on it so that at least I could try to frame how serious this situation really is, not just to personal privacy but to public safety and national security.

Anyway, Congress and the White House have known about this problem for over 6 months, and possibly years. They did nothing. So, now it's become a free for all since neither branch of government thought this was an important enough risk to our privacy. And now, as a result, it's a risk to theirs.

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