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JERUSALEM — Driving along the coast road to her son’s home last month for grandparenting duties, Suzanne Bercovici, a Tel Aviv bookkeeper, was suddenly advised by the voice emanating from her navigation device to get off at the next exit because of a traffic jam ahead. She found herself being guided through a rural area unfamiliar to her until she was abruptly deposited in front of her destination.

Reports On Surveillance Of Americans Fuel Debate Over Privacy, Security


The debate over whether the government is violating citizens’ privacy rights while trying to protect them from terrorism escalated dramatically on Thursday amid reports that authorities have collected data on millions of phone users and tapped into servers at nine internet companies.