Things are about to get even more Orwellian in this country:
The Obama administration is drawing up plans to give all U.S. spy agencies full access to a massive database that contains financial data on American citizens and others who bank in the country, according to a Treasury Department document seen by Reuters.
The proposed plan represents a major step by U.S. intelligence agencies to spot and track down terrorist networks and crime syndicates by bringing together financial databanks, criminal records and military intelligence. The plan, which legal experts say is permissible under U.S. law, is nonetheless likely to trigger intense criticism from privacy advocates.
Welcome to the United States where your every move is watched by the state. News like this is the reason I laugh whenever I hear somebody say that the United States is the freest country in the world. The United States is a police state and like most police states most of the people living here don’t realize it’s a police state. Oh well, this is another reason to start looking into Bitcoin. There’s no reason the United States spy agencies need to know what you’re buying and selling and Bitcoin is an means of keeping those transactions private.