On the weekend, the Washington Post hosted an online discussion with Robert O'Harrow, the author of "No Place to Hide: Behind the Scenes of Our Emerging Surveillance Society". They've posted a transcript their site:
'No Place to Hide' (washingtonpost.com):
"The post-9/11 marriage of private data and technology companies and government anti-terror initiatives has created something entirely new: a security-industrial complex. In his new book, reviewed in Sunday's Book World, Post reporter Robert O'Harrow shows how the government now depends on burgeoning private reservoirs of information about almost every aspect of our lives to promote homeland security and fight the war on terror. "