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Monday, January 23, 2006

IRS Abuses Offer Insight Into Dangers of Wiretap Program

Published on Thursday, January 19, 2006 by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution 
by Jay Bookman
 
A lot of Americans responded with a shrug to the revelation that the National Security Agency may be searching for terrorists by tapping U.S. phone calls and e-mails without court permission and in violation of federal law.
 
To some degree, that response is understandable. The threat that government spying may run amok is pretty theoretical, while the threat of terrorist attack is very real in the wake of Sept. 11. None of us has forgotten watching those towers fall.
 
However, if you really want to understand what might be at stake in the NSA controversy in terms of our freedom and privacy, the Internal Revenue Service offers a compelling case study in what it calls its Questionable Refund Program.
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