Patriot Act Invasive Paranoia Coming To A Bank Near You

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In an effort, supposedly to combat terrorism and money laundering, banks will be spending billions of dollars over the next few years on software that will automatically track suspicious financial transactions, but will also monitor millions of innocuous ones, make it harder to cheat on taxes and force consumers to end up having to answer to the government for unusual banking patterns or even something like cash deposits or unusually-timed transactions. I guess it's only called "suspicious" when it doesn't involve a Fortune 500 company or a politician.


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