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Is Big Brother Watching You?

Safety versus privacy: what's more important?

Do you ever feel like you're being watched? It’s not are being watched, all in the name of security.

See also: The rise of America's surveillance state.

There are literally thousands of government and private organizations whose mission it is to keep tabs on us. With more security cameras than anyone can count scattered in cities across the country and new technologies that can use your cell phone, laptop and even your GPS to spy on you, Americans are wondering: has this technology gone too far? And do we need to choose between privacy and security?

While some are bothered by big brother breathing down their neck, others just don't care. Either way, there seems to be no escape from the never-blinking eye. So smile! You're on...well you know the rest.

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