A brave new world

Internet censorship is utterly normal in “repressive” regimes the world over. But welcome to the new reality in the “free” West:

Internet service provider Embarq eavesdropped on the web surfing habits of 26,000 customers in Kansas without notifying them personally, as part of its test of new, controversial advertising technology that profiles users.

What next? Carefree ISPs just curious about your political persuasion?