Linked by David Adams on Tue 6th Mar 2012 16:23 UTC
Legal If you run a web site or service that runs afoul of US law, and that site is hosted overseas, then the US legal system doesn't have much recourse, right? Wrong. Because the .com, .net, and .org top level domains are managed by a US company, the government can come to Verisign with a court order and seize your domain, effectively shutting you down. And because of a quirk of internet history that made the US-controlled domains the de-facto standard for web sites, this is a situation that's quite possibly permanent.
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RE[2]: Don't worry
by TechGeek on Wed 7th Mar 2012 00:15 UTC in reply to "RE: Don't worry"
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Here are the facts of the Patriot Act: For the issue of delayed-notice warrants from 2006-2009, the patriot Act was used 1618 times for drug cases, 122 times for fraud cases, and 15 times for cases of terrorism. All the 9/11 attack did was take away our rights.

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