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Big Brother is Watching Us
The Washington Post reported on Monday that since the attacks on the United States which took place on September 11, 2001 the government has been busy creating a huge, internal, domestic spying network designed to collect information about its citizens.The tools of this effort, according to the report, are the FBI, local police, state homeland security offices, and military criminal investigators. This network has been systematically collecting, storing and analyzing information about thousands of Americans and residents, in many cases people who have no criminal record nor are accused of any crimes.According to the Washington Post report the goal of the government is to use the state level law enforcement agencies to deliver their collected information to the federal level agencies in Washington in order to reinforce the efforts of the FBI. The report disclosed that there are over 4,000 organizations involved in this information collecting network on the local, state and federal levels, each one with its own counter-terrorism responsibilities and jurisdictions. Since 2001 about 935 of these organizations were created, the report adds.