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Special report: Surveillance programs raise safety-vs-privacy questions

Original post made on Sep 25, 2013

We are being watched. Surveillance programs operated by government agencies, from the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security to local police departments, are accumulating untold amounts of information on residents who, in the vast majority of cases, are law-abiding citizens. ==B Read the full story by our sister paper on== [Web Link www.AlmanacNews.com.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 10:43 AM

Comments (2)

Posted by Private caller, a resident of Gemello
on Sep 25, 2013 at 11:32 am

"what's being done to protect our privacy and civil liberties?"

Nothing.


Posted by Otto Maddox, a resident of Monta Loma
on Sep 25, 2013 at 2:51 pm

According to our President there's nothing to worry about.

We can just carry on with our lives while the government monitors every phone call, email, and letter (yes they are even tracking old fashioned snail mail) in the United States.

The day has come when we are afraid of our own government. A government that is supposed to be working for us. Doesn't feel like that anymore does it? Sort of feels like we're working for them?

We, the people, are in charge of this country. We just elect people to help run it. They are supposed to represent us, not lead us. We lead ourselves.


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