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

As government agencies step up the use of technology to follow our movements and mine our personal information, what's being done to protect our privacy and civil liberties?

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. Read the full story by our sister paper on


Like this comment
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?"


Like this comment
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.

Sorry, but further commenting on this topic has been closed.

Burger chain Shake Shack to open in Palo Alto
By Elena Kadvany | 16 comments | 4,191 views

The Cost of Service
By Aldis Petriceks | 1 comment | 959 views

Couples: When Wrong Admit It; When Right; Shut Up
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 407 views