“Just because you’re paranoid, don’t mean they’re not after you.”
Making It Harder for Prying Eyes
By Julia Scheeres
A bill in the California state legislature would protect the anonymity of Internet users by requiring Internet service providers to send customers copies of subpoenas seeking to learn their identities. If passed, California’s Internet Communications Protection Act would become the second state law requiring that consumers be alerted when an ISP is issued a subpoena to find out an anonymous Internet user’s true identity. Virginia passed a similar statute last year.