|Sent: Saturday, February 26, 2000
Absolutely you should do everything possible to stop the giving of info without express per- mission. Even that is not strong enough. No one should have been allowed to start such practices without full national news coverage of intent, a start date, the bill in the legislature permitting etc. No thinking American would have allowed it to start! the burden needs to be with the companies to never share unless directed to do so by the customer!!! Another much more grave situation has come to my attention, namely the Echelon spy network which, with WHAT? the abettment of Microsoft, IBM, and a "large American chipaker" can intercept private Email, faxes and phone calls...This effectively not only takes away our freedom and creates fear and mistrust now of every "everyday" use systems but also takes away our ability to "overthrow" those who now have noone controlling them. Source an Assoc. Press release from Brussels, Belgium. Now, thru nine (known) U.S. National Security Systems we have also beome a terror to our foreign neighbors. Please advise who to contact on how this came to be against the will of we the people and who can stop it or how to find secure ways to deal financially and other . How can Microsoft do a thing like that and it not be an "antitrust" against the citizens?????????Please respond!