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Uncle Sam is watching you

Since September 11, 2001, travellers to the United States have readily accepted that a few more checks and questions are the price they have to pay for safety. But is security turning into surveillance? Michael Kerr reports.

Since September 11, 2001, we have all become readier to yield up our freedoms for what we hope will be greater security. But we should not forget the words of that great American statesman Benjamin Franklin: “They that give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”

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