Column: Balancing liberty, security never-ending challenge




Every few days, we learn yet one more way in which government’s expanded surveillance powers intrude upon our privacy and civil liberties.

Now comes the revelation that spy agencies in the U.S. and Britain have been snagging personal data from the users of mobile phone apps. Before that came news that the National Security Agency was tracking our social connections; that it was delving into our contact lists; that it was logging our telephone calls; and that it had figured out how to conduct surveillance on some 100,000 computers around the world.

It appears the agency can do anything it wants when it comes to collecting information on pretty much anyone it wants.

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