"our lives are being recorded. It is like ... these electronic diaries are being kept by all these other people. ... That's new territory; we haven't been there before."There's plenty more, from 1968, when a whistleblower found "Army investigators filling file cabinets with dossiers on civil rights activists ... clipping newspaper stories about people giving anti-war speeches, even monitoring meetings at churches," to the controversial "Matrix" program (Texas declined to participate), to the Denver "spy files" case, to the CAPPS II program tracking everyday airline travelers, to how data mining is used to track actual terrorist extremists.
It's a detailed look at a seldom-examined subject. Here's the full transcript. See also Grits coverage on the frontiers of government surveillance using biometrics, gathered here.