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Latest look at online privacy and the IRS

The Center For Democracy and Technology is out with a new policy post that takes a close look at the IRS proposal to require businesses that facilitate the buying and selling of goods online to collect the Social Security numbers and sales activity of their customers and report to the IRS. The IRS would have you believe that this is a legitimate attempt to close the so-called "tax gap," but I’ve been warning that it is really just an excuse for further government intrusion into online privacy, and the Technology Liberation Front agrees.