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Is the Government Examining Your Bank Account?

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Is the Government Examining Your Bank Account?

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Is the Government Examining Your Bank Account?

Is the Government Examining Your Bank Account?

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New reports show that the federal government, including the CIA and the Pentagon, mine the financial data of American citizens in their hunt for terrorists. Guests on the program talk about who is examining private data, and whether it makes Americans safer.

Guests:

Eric Lichtblau, reports on intelligence for The New York Times

Robert Turner, co-founder of Center of Natural Security Law at the University of Virginia

Jonathan Winer, partner at the law firm Alston & Bird; deputy assistant secretary of state for international law enforcement during the Clinton administration

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