Advancing technology and a post September 11 political and legislative environment are turning the US into a surveillance state, warns a report from the American Civil Liberties Union.

“A combination of lightning-fast technological innovations and the erosion of privacy protections threatens to transform Big Brother from an oft-cited but remote threat into a very real part of American life,” says the report, “Bigger Monster, Weaker Chains: The Growth of an American Surveillance Society.” More here. Are they watching me now?