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Increased Suveillance By U.S. Gov't

This New York Times article, New Tools for Domestic Spying, and Qualms, provides important perspective on the increasingly contentious issues associated with domestic surveillance and civil liberties in the post 9/11 world. Data on citizens who use public services such as libraries, and a range of commercial services, such as flight training schools and scuba diving lessons, has been targeted for collection by various agencies, including state Joint Terrorism Task Forces. This data will be added to the controversial Total Information Awareness (TIA) system that is currently under development.

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