US extends and deepens surveillance of its citizens
Any authoritarian government worth its salt knows the importance of keeping all citizens under surveillance. The US has already moved a long way in that direction, and recently has taken another giant step, described here.
Although the information collected about you (your ISP must retain customer names, addresses, phone numbers, credit card numbers, bank account numbers, and dynamic IP addresses—a record of your personal information and financial activity access numbers plus the web sites you visit) presumably is kept private (except when hacked and stolen), the FBI can get any information they want with a National Security Letter (thanks to the Patriot Act) and the ISP or other source cannot tell you that the information has been released: it’s against the law. — Not to mention that this puts the information on-line and thus accessible to NSA for data trawling and pattern-seeking.
So pretty much all this activity becomes an open book for law enforcement to browse as they want. That’s probably not the stated use, but I imagine that’s what it will become.
Of course, now that we have this law, we’ll all be perfectly safe.