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"...I Would Find Something in Them to Have Him Hanged"

On the ACLU blog, this is from an entry by Bruce Schneier:

Cardinal Richelieu understood the value of surveillance when he famously said, "If one would give me six lines written by the hand of the most honest man, I would find something in them to have him hanged." Watch someone long enough, and you'll find something to arrest -- or just blackmail -- with. Privacy is important because without it, surveillance information will be abused: to peep, to sell to marketers and to spy on political enemies -- whoever they happen to be at the time.

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Nice post, Frank! Get back to postin man!

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