Privacy advocates found another reason to oppose the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) when the Wall Street Journal reported Jan. 26 that the Defense Department had purchased information about students' web-surfing habits from filtering company N2H2 Inc. of Seattle.

The news prompted the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) to ask the Defense Department why it wanted this information. The group filed a Freedom of Information request asking for all documentation related to the transaction.

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