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    U.S. to let spy agencies scour Americans' finances

    U.S. to let spy agencies examine Americans' finances - chicagotribune.com

    The Obama administration is drawing up plans to give all U.S. spy agencies full access to a massive database that contains financial data on American citizens and others who bank in the country, according to a Treasury Department document seen by Reuters.


    There was an outcry over wiretapping, then it went away... there has been no outcry of things worse than wiretapping ... guessing nobody will care about this either (at least nobody on one side).
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    Re: U.S. to let spy agencies scour Americans' finances

    Financial institutions that operate in the United States are required by law to file reports of "suspicious customer activity," such as large money transfers or unusually structured bank accounts, to Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN).

    The Federal Bureau of Investigation already has full access to the database. However, intelligence agencies, such as the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency, currently have to make case-by-case requests for information to FinCEN.
    Honestly, I don't have much of a problem with this.

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    Re: U.S. to let spy agencies scour Americans' finances

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    U.S. to let spy agencies examine Americans' finances - chicagotribune.com



    There was an outcry over wiretapping, then it went away... there has been no outcry of things worse than wiretapping ... guessing nobody will care about this either (at least nobody on one side).
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    Re: U.S. to let spy agencies scour Americans' finances

    It's probably no more intrusive than the file EquiFax has on you at any given moment.

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    Re: U.S. to let spy agencies scour Americans' finances

    Does anyone really think they weren't doing this anyway?

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    Re: U.S. to let spy agencies scour Americans' finances

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Does anyone really think they weren't doing this anyway?
    Of course they aren't doing it, that would be illegal.

    If they started doing things like that, what would be next? We would probably end up selling guns to cartels.

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    Re: U.S. to let spy agencies scour Americans' finances

    ...or importing cocaine...

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    Re: U.S. to let spy agencies scour Americans' finances

    Giving weapons to terrorists. Assassinating American citizens without a trial. Letting their dog poop in your yard and not cleaning it up.
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    Re: U.S. to let spy agencies scour Americans' finances

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    U.S. to let spy agencies examine Americans' finances - chicagotribune.com



    There was an outcry over wiretapping, then it went away... there has been no outcry of things worse than wiretapping ... guessing nobody will care about this either (at least nobody on one side).
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    Re: U.S. to let spy agencies scour Americans' finances

    They can look at my $200 checking account all they want.

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