I was watching the only American news show we get here in Australia, its the News Hour which shows on PBS. Last night there was a huge kerfuffle with a couple of people debating the effects of the new Bill which has been passed by Congress.
In brief: Congress has given permission to the NSA (and I guess to the FBI and CIA) to go merrily wiretapping not only all over the United States, but apparently all over the planet. Initially it was to be only on communications between “foreign” sources and the US. But apparently its more than that. Its domestic and international.
Read at the following links if you haven’t already
There will be a gazillion more, but those are the first I have found whilst looking for something else.
If you want to read the Bill itself go HERE