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Here\'s More on The FBI\'s effort, authorized by the anti-terrorism law enacted after the Sept. 11 attacks, is the first broad government check of library records since the 1970s, when prosecutors reined in the practice for fear of abuses.
They quote Judith Krug as saying she is frustrated by the hate mail she says she receives when she speaks out against the Patriot Act.
\"People are scared and they think that by giving up their rights, especially their right to privacy, they will be safe,\" Krug said. \"But it wasn\'t the right to privacy that let terrorists into our nation. It had nothing to do with libraries or library records.\"