The DOJ has demanded, pursuant to a subpoena, that DreamHost hand over 1.3 million visitor IP addresses — in addition to contact information, email content, and photos of thousands of people — in an effort to determine who simply visited a website hosted by DreamHost criticizing Trump’s administration. That information could be used to identify any individuals who used this site to exercise and express political speech protected under the Constitution’s First Amendment. That should be enough to set alarm bells off in anyone’s mind.
This is not a good development Keep in mind this information will probably be shared with the FBI. Just think of all the information in your FBI electronic file. I am not necessarily paranoid, but the subpoena is very disturbing. DreamHost is handling this well and has asked the Court to narrow the scope of the subpoena.