Some Louisiana members deeply concerned about government’s surveillance program | NOLA.com

"Rep. Steve Scalise, R-Jefferson, said he has "significant concern" that the government would possess a massive database of the logs of nearly every domestic phone call made by Americans, as well as information from major U.S. internet companies such as Google." This basic stoy has been around for years (USA TODAY link). But that doesn't mean it's not any less important, or that attention (if not furor) is undue.

‘We’re going to have more visibility and less privacy’: Mayor Bloomberg admits soon NYPD surveillance cameras will be on nearly every corner and in the air – NY Daily News

"You wait, in five years, the technology is getting better, theyll be cameras everyplace . . . whether you like it or not,” Bloomberg said. The security measures have drawn scorn from some civil libertarians — but Bloomberg scoffed at privacy concerns on his Friday morning program on WOR-AM. “The argument against using automation is just this craziness that 'Oh, it’s Big Brother,’” Bloomberg said. “Get used to it!”"