The Cyber-Surveillance Bill and You

Here's how the digital eavesdropping legislation racing through Congress vastly alters the existing legal terrain

Imagine a world in which the government could watch your every move on the Internet. Well, get ready, because that may soon come to pass. In the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks, legislation authorizing widespread Net surveillance has passed both houses of Congress and is on a fast track to enactment. The bill would do everything from allowing secret searches of homes to following suspicious movements of money. The feds also want to take a closer look at people's computer habits.

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