The New York Times has uncovered yet another secret surveillance program on ordinary Americans. An exhaustive six-month investigation revealed that the Department of Homeland Security has been archiving various pieces of personal information about us, including our driver's licenses. In an apparent response today, Homeland Security posted its archives to the Internet, to deflect criticism that the program was "secret."
Unfortunately, today you are only able to check for the Homeland Security copy of your driver's license at the site.
The Times found that most of the archived information, including licenses, belonged to Democrats and leftist individuals, but not exclusively. For example, I found my license at the site.
Am I the only one who thinks this is an outrageous infringement on our civil liberties? What if federal computers got hacked and terrorists got our most personal data? Does George W Bush really care?