I would be keen for capitalist motives to set up an alternate service which guarantees:
* safe on-time delivery
* absolute anonymity
in exchange for
* no posting of anything unsafe or illegal.
Put the Postal Service out of business. There are plenty of private postal services setting up in most other countries, but not in the Stalinist
Postal ID plan creates privacy fears
By Alorie Gilbert
Staff Writer, CNET News.com
August 12, 2003, 8:09 AM PT
A government report that urges the U.S. Postal Service to create "smart stamps" to track the identity of people who send mail is eliciting concern
from privacy advocates.
The report, released last month by the President's Commission on the U.S. Postal Service, issued numerous recommendations aimed at reforming the
debt-laden agency. One recommendation is that the USPS "aggressively pursue" the development of a so-called intelligent mail system.
Though details remain sketchy, an intelligent mail system would involve using barcodes or special stamps, identifying, at a minimum, the sender, the
destination and the class of mail. USPS already offers mail-tracking services to corporate customers. The report proposes a broad expansion of the
concept to all mail for national security purposes. It also suggests USPS work with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to develop the system.