This is very cool.
Last January, John Aravosis of AmericaBlog went out and bought General Wesley Clark’s phone records for $89.95.
When I had Wesley Clark speak for the New America Foundation’s “Real State of the Union” conference in February, I was tempted to ask him if had purchased John Aravosis’s records just to even the score.
But what Aravosis was doing was making a profound statement about the fiction of digital privacy and essentially called for an end to the perverse practice of marketing and selling an individual’s private telephone records.
Today, the Federal Trade Commission filed suit against several phone record profiteers.
So, congrats to John Aravosis for pushing Wesley Clark’s buttons and getting this effort going.
— Steve Clemons