US government builds vast domestic spying network

US Government builds vast domestic spying network
(AFP)

WASHINGTON – The US government is building a vast domestic spying network to collect information on Americans as part of expanding counter-terrorism efforts, the Washington Post reported Monday.

The unprecedented network involves local police, state and military authorities feeding a growing database
on thousands of US citizens and residents, even though many have never been charged with breaking the
law, the Post reported, citing numerous interviews and 1,000 documents.

The apparatus breaks new ground in the United States — where domestic security measures traditionally have faced legal limits — and raises questions about safeguards for privacy and civil liberties.

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