Net companies have long been monitoring the data that covers a person's entire life: e-mail, financial info, health-related searches, family members, and mroe. It represents a level of surveillance that was never possible before. And the government may be reading it. But how?
President Obama, speaking publicly for the first time about his administration's mass collection of phone and Internet data, said Friday that the programs have made a difference in tracking terrorists and are not tantamount to "Big Brother."