I should start this by saying that I have absolutely no problem whatsoever with the Patriot Act. If anyone is making phone calls to the part of the world where terrorists live, I have no problem with government computers checkintg it out.
However, people who feel uncomfortable with the Patriot Act, or anyone else for that matter, should really be concerned with what you can find with a few clicks of your computer mouse.
There is an unbelievable and dangerous breach of privacy taking place. Check it out for yourself. When I did,I was able to pull not only my own name up, but some random friends names also. You might want to check this out and make your own decision............
There is new database available to the general public free of charge that displays your personal information (names, addresses, phone numbers, birth dates.) (Social Security is available for a price.) The database is found at www.zabasearch.com - Type in your name and check ... you'll be as SHOCKED as I was!
I urge you to forward this information to family and friends. Check to see if your name and information is in their database. If so and you want it removed, send them an e-mail at email@example.com to request it be removed. I do not know how they get our personal information there, but they even have the unlisted phone numbers of most people.
After opting out by email, check back after a few days to make certain your information has been removed. If it has not been then file a complaint with the State's Attorney General.
No one should be able to buy your Social Security or any other personal information!
Edie J. Adler:
Edie J. Adler is a free lance writer and commedianne who lives with her husband Neal in the San Fernando Valley. She is a regular contributor to LatinoLA