When Reading is a Threat Worthy of FBI Attention

Kelly writes "This article, "Careful: The FB-eye may be watching: Reading the wrong thing in public can get you in trouble," is about the adventures of a bookstore employee who was seen reading something thought to be unacceptable, terroristic, wrong — it's not clear — at a coffeeshop, and because of his reading, he was paid a visit by two FBI agents. Here's a link to the tale: http://atlanta.creativeloafing.com/gyrobase/Conten t?oid=oid%3A12715&status=rate&ratebtn=5 Here's a link to the article the FBI was investigating him for reading: http://tampa.creativeloafing.com/gyrobase/Content? oid=oid%3A2752"

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Four years old

Not that the oppressive hand of the thought police isn't of continuing relevance, but this story is from July 17, 2003.

Re:Four years old

Not only that, it was part of the top stories of 2003. But is it any surprise tales like these are making the rounds again?Similarly, a story like this from 2001 made the Digg front page not too long ago.... Digg's great for splashy headlines, just not necessarily real up-to-date news.

I thought it sounded familiar.

As I was reading the description, it seemed really familiar to me. But four years down the road, I wonder what ever became of it. Did the FBI ever make any follow-up statements about it? I'll have to do a little Googling and see.

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