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Vita Yegorova 11/28/07 Major Writing #3 Cutter wood Our Big Brother Imagine yourself on a typical day, hanging around your house. You’ll probably go online, send a few emails, and surf the web. You’ll most likely spend a few hours on the phone as well. Imagine if all your actions were able to be tracked down and recorded in a file somewhere. Imagine someone examining and scrutinizing all your conversations, emails, phone calls, credit card purchases, medical and school records, and all the websites you have visited. Now you can stop imagining. Your life may already be under surveillance. As ridiculous and invasive as it sounds, the government has the power to do all those things. Since September 11 th , the security bureaucracy and the Bush Administration expanded the powers of US Intelligence and law enforcement agencies. The original surveillance laws, created in the 1970’s, were made to protect the nation from potential terrorist or foreign attacks and sabotage by authorizing US government agencies to perform physical searches and electronic
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course RHETORIC 010 taught by Professor Wood during the Spring '08 term at University of Iowa.

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