21 Sep 2004

The big brother is watching.

The article "FBI knows Mr Murthy has landed! - The Economic Times" talks about the American FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) has been given the access to track foreign visitors through the means digital photos and biometric information - fingerprints (in simpler terms, finger prints recorded using eletronic means) under the SEVIS (Student and Exchange Visitor Information System) regulations. Although the American council for Education (ACE) claims that this will not affect the way students (the main set of foreign visitors) are treated, it goes on to show that you are always under the scanner.

I wonder how the american citizens feel about that? As for me, i feel queezy about the fact that i am continously under the scanner. I'd would rather stay away from the United States.

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