Surprising Things the U.S. Government Knows About You

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According to, in 1967, Stephen Stills sang the words “Paranoia strikes deep, Into your life, it will creep,” in the hit song “For What It’s Worth,” which he penned for the band Buffalo Springfield.

More than 50 years later, it’s no stretch to feel the same sentiment when considering how much information is readily available about practically everyone on the planet.

Somewhere there is documentation of things even (especially!) your mother doesn’t know – from where you drove when you were supposed to be at work or school, to the image depicted in that cheeky little tattoo that seemed like such a great idea at the time.

The government, from the community to the federal level, gathers a lot of data, and not just by way of intelligence agencies.

Recently, there has been an increase in inter-agency collaboration, permitting different government entities to combine data and build more detailed personal profiles than each division could have accomplished on its own.

The more agencies have a person’s information, the more likely it is for it to be mishandled in some way. With the widespread use of the internet, identity theft has become much more common. Read on for more!

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