This article on the British newspaper The Guardian says that Gaddafi agents were seeking rebel sympathizers in their homes. **** Muammar Gaddafi's opposition: How Libya's revolt has stalled | World news | The Observer Article Title: Muammar Gaddafi's opposition: How Libya's revolt has stalled "Earlier, the Libyan leader's forces had fired high-explosive rounds in central streets and dragged people from their homes. There were reports of many casualties among civilians, rebels and soldiers." *** Gaddafi agents could have only have known where opposition sympathizers lived if the information was recorded somewhere. A repressive government can only harass citizens for their political ideas like this if the government knows their residence addresses. In the last few years it has been impossible to pick up and deliver private courier packages without giving a residence address, and rights regarding P.O. Boxes have been restricted. In other words, you have to tell the government your residence address where you live in order to ship. This is why anonymity of residence address should be a right not a privilege. what happened in Libya (and Russia and Germany and ...) and many other countries can't happen here? Don't bet on it.