What The Government Knows About Your Money

I’m not big into conspiracy theories and don’t think the government would really find anything interesting about my spending habits or how I use the money I have, but I came across an article by Barton Gellmandid from the Washington Post on msnbc.com which made me feel a bit uneasy about access the government can have to many of my financial records without any cause. The article focuses on National Security Letters and how they have increased by 100 times their historic levels since 9-11 and why you might easily find yourself in their files. Some highlights from the article:

A national security letter cannot be used to authorize eavesdropping or to read the contents of e-mail. B


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