Thursday, 29 March 2012

US trial program would spy on Internet users to prevent animal abuse

The U.S.

Department of Agriculture (USDA) offered an unusual contract (PDF) this month, soliciting bids from private software developers for a trial program that would scour the Internet for detailed information on all animal sales, potential animal welfare abuses and other unlawful economic activities relating to animals within the U.S. In other words, the U.S. government is preparing to spend taxpayer money to spy on Americans Internet use,


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