Sep 062011
 September 6, 2011  Featured News, Misc, Surveillance, U.S.

Associated Press reports:

Surveillance cameras in public places? Sure. Body scans at airports? Maybe. Snooping in personal email? Not so fast.

The same Americans who are increasingly splashing their personal lives across Facebook and Twitter trace a meandering path when asked where the government should draw the line between protecting civil liberties and pursuing terrorism.

Ten years after the 9/11 attacks led to amped-up government surveillance efforts, two-thirds of Americans say it’s fitting to sacrifice some privacy and freedoms in the fight against terrorism, according to a poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

The headline is a tad misleading, I think, as  they report that a majority would still come down on the side of civil liberties if forced to choose between protecting their rights and protecting people from terrorism.


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