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E-Mail Surveillance Renews Concerns in Congress

The National Security Agency is facing renewed scrutiny over the extent of its domestic surveillance program, with critics in Congress saying its recent intercepts of the private telephone calls and e-mail messages of Americans are broader than previously acknowledged, current and former officials said. Read the rest over at the NY Times website...

Jokes aside, this is pretty worrying, although I suppose it doesn't come as a surprise.  I feel somewhat more comfortable given that I live in Europe but the day will come (or maybe it has already?) when this kind of policy will be commonplace.