Learning to live with big brother

privacy       2000-07-24 
"The progress of science in furnishing the government with the means of espionage is not likely to stop with wiretapping," Justice Brandeis wrote in a dissent that the court adopted as the law nearly 40 years later. "Ways may some day be developed by which the government, without removing papers from secret drawers, can reproduce them in court, and by which it will be enabled to expose to a jury the most intimate occurrences of the home."