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· Story link As Congress debates new rules on electronic eavesdropping, a top intelligence official has suggested that the definition…

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As Congress debates new rules on electronic eavesdropping, a top intelligence official has suggested that the definition of privacy should be changed so it no longer implies anonymity. “Protecting anonymity isn’t a fight that can be won. Anyone that’s typed in their name on Google understands that,” said Donald Kerr, deputy director of national intelligence. Privacy advocates responded that Kerr ignores both privacy laws and American history. (11/13/07)