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Monday, August 17, 2009

Snitch Line Quietly Shut Down

After a fanfare announcement and a large backlash, the White House’s snitch line has been shut down silently in the night.

Cuffy has details that the email address now bounces with a message to send feedback to instead.

So while the opportunity to rat your neighbors out to the White House via email has disappeared, you can still snitch via a web form.

But that also misses the mark a bit since the linked site does specifically mention that people should

Please refrain from submitting any individual's personal information, including their email address, without their permission.

I’m still not sure that this is this is the right place to collect this type of information but at least they are making a show of not collecting personal information. Unfortunately, as discussed before, we can’t know what information is submitted here at all.

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