With Government Darpa's Total Information Awareness ALL public, commercial and private informations on EVERY citizen will be collected SYSTEMATICALLY. The governement is even buying databases of private information to firms. So the question is : is 1984 becoming a reality ? P.S.: the first government who wanted to spy their own citizens was the australian government. They pretexted the Olympic game to do so but that was not strong enough and has been rejected. With 11th september ... In Europe they have voted at european parliament the authorisation to spy the citizens whereas that was forbidden before. Since they voted at European parliarment people were even not notified ... that's why they want Europe: they can decide what they want above the nations. That's the same kind of thing they want for US and the whole world: a single world government that can decide alone like in a Communist Centralised World.