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For the Doubters about the Bush Administration wanting to spy on US Citizens

Each little piece of the puzzle should be enough to convince Americans that our goivernment intends on spying on Americans and not just those they claim have ties to Al Queda.

The idea of monitoring what library books people check out.

The gathering of phone records from the phone companies.

The wiretaps of international calls.

The new "smart passports" and proposed National ID Cards with smart chips that contain your personal data.

The whole banking thing where they go through everyone's bank records to look for "suspicious" transactions.

And now, this story;
Pentagon sets its sights on social networking websites
09 June 2006 news service
Paul Marks

"I AM continually shocked and appalled at the details people voluntarily post online about themselves." So says Jon Callas, chief security officer at PGP, a Silicon Valley-based maker of encryption software. He is far from alone in noticing that fast-growing social networking websites such as MySpace and Friendster are a snoop's dream.

New Scientist has discovered that Pentagon's National Security Agency, which specialises in eavesdropping and code-breaking, is funding research into the mass harvesting of the information that people post about themselves on social networks. And it could harness advances in internet technology - specifically the forthcoming "semantic web" championed by the web standards organisation W3C - to combine data from social networking websites with details such as banking, retail and property records, allowing the NSA to build extensive, all-embracing personal profiles of individuals.
If you can truly examine each of those things I mentioned above and still say you don't think our government intends on spying on US citizens and harvesting information about US citizens and maintaining a database about each of us, then there is absolutely no hope for you.

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