With each new terror update, the tension between security and privacy grows tauter. It seems nuts, in this period of potential helicopter and limo hijackings, to say that government should not engage in every conceivable means of surveillance that might yield any information whatsoever about possible terrorist activity. But the sticky aspect of life in this free country is, the government really isnâ€™t supposed to do that. The feds face limits on how far they can snoop, because otherwise democracy starts to look like totalitarianism. Read More.