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A just-released report by Privacy International and the Electronic Privacy Information Center has classified the United States as one of the worst “Endemic Surveillance Societies” in the developed world, on par with Russia, China, and the United Kingdom.

Among other factors, the report highlights the rising use of CCTV and a highly profitable surveillance industry, presidentially-approved wiretapping of international communications, the absence of constitutional protections for privacy, and the FBI’s impending plan to develop the largest biometric database known to man as root causes of surveillance creep in the “Land of the Free.”

[Source: Privacy International & the Electronic Privacy Information Center]

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