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From ‘24’ to ‘Big Brother,’ they are watching

There has been a lot of shock about the NSA’s access to and use of our communications data. Apparently some people aren’t doing their homework and watching TV shows of the past decade such as “24,” “Homeland,” and “Person of Interest.” The government agents and rogue do-gooders on those dramas always have the digital world at their fingertips — your texts and e-mails, your ATM use, your Starbucks card records, your E-ZPass info — and they can cross-reference this with that to pinpoint anyone anytime anywhere.

They never metadata they didn’t like, those TV crime solvers.

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