Breaking news, Government Spying on our traffic patterns!
This just in, government agencies are "gathering data on US citizens," however, we here at Minutia prefer a more alarmist word to describe this activity, "SPYING!". Across America high-tech devices are placed across roads and intersections gathering data on traffic patterns. According to a government spokesman, "we using this data to find patterns in traffic to make decisions on how to make roads safer."
But according to one watch-dog group this is yet another example of how the Bush administration is invading privacy and overstepping the law.
"The government has no right to track our movements through the country with out a warrant," said one concerned citizen.
The debate continues at local and federal levels. Administration officials contend this data is useful in making our roads safer and that no laws have been broken. Administration critics however worry that civil liberties are being taken away under the guise of safety.