Because of a long standing interest in the erosion of civil liberties since 9/11/01, this little blurb caught my eye. Sadly, there has been little change for the better from the Bush administration to the current Obama administration.
FBI Surveillance Dramatically Increases
Newly released government data shows that FBI surveillance is on the rise. In 2010, the FBI more than doubled the number of U.S. persons it targeted with National Security Letters. Meanwhile, the number of electronic and physical searches under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act increased by 13 percent. The secretive FISA court was asked to approve 1,506 requests last year for secret electronic surveillance—the court approved every one.