[Guest post by DRJ]
Erick Erickson at RedState says the DNC admits Barack Obama was collecting information on people via Flag@Whitehouse.gov:
“Trying to deflect attention from the White House invading people’s privacy, the Democratic National Committee is making real news by admitting firstname.lastname@example.org was used to collect data on people being turned in by third parties.”
The problem isn’t that the White House was collecting data on people who knowingly leave their names and contact information, typically because they want to be contacted. Most websites do that and anyone who leaves personal information is aware of it. The problem is that the White House was collecting information about people who, without their knowledge, were being reported by someone else.
H/T Ed Morrissey at Hot Air.