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September 30th, 2009
09:53 AM ET

Watching You 24/7: Are you on the list?

The debate over privacy vs. security has been heating up ever since the government intensified its watch for terrorists operating within our borders.

The case of one man, who took a picture of a governor and ended up in jail, is shining a light on another secret way the government may be keeping an eye on you.

CNN's Gerri Willis reports for our special series "Watching You 24/7."


Filed under: Watching You 24/7
September 29th, 2009
10:27 AM ET

Watching You 24/7: Bad background checks

The data broker business is a multi-billion dollar industry that makes its money digging up dirt on people. But what happens if a company hired to do a background check on you makes a mistake?

In our special series, Watching You 24/7, our Personal Finance Editor Gerri Willis has the story of rap sheets on the wrong people.


Filed under: Watching You 24/7
September 28th, 2009
08:16 AM ET

Companies watching where you shop

These days credit card issuers are scrutinizing your spending patterns for changes - Are you buying rounds at the local bar for the first time? Seeking marital counseling? One Atlanta man says the scrutiny goes too far.


Filed under: Watching You 24/7