according to the stanford daily, Homeland Security has seized 50 terabytes(!!!!) of data from stanford archives under the PATRIOT act.
this must include enormous amounts of emails sent out from stanford servers.
for all those fans of various isms, including the good people of AID and ASHA at stanford, who have been indiscreet enough to use stanford ids for propagating their views, it may be time to start wondering about the midnight knock on the door, especially if:
a) their green cards are in progress -- for the INS rules are pretty clear about denying immigrant status to those affiliated with marx-ism, terror-ism, commun-ism and other -isms (and i am told the INS has a pretty broad view of what constitutes affiliation), or
b) if they are non-immigrant aliens.
of course, if you are a citizen, they dont use the INS against you, only the IRS :-)
i am sure they have improved the conditions at guantanamo quite a lot these days.