Rebel Librarians Go On A Tear

“Librarians in Palo Alto, California have been shredding some documents and deleting computer files to protect patrons from the USA Patriot Act.”

“One of the federal anti-terror law’s provisions allows the FBI to look at the reading habits of library users. In Palo Alto, six days after a book is returned, all records of the transaction are deleted from the computer. Paper records are shredded.”

“Library groups are upset with the Patriot Act because it makes it far easier for the FBI to obtain records and offers libraries no way to resist.” (From CBS News)