Folks inclined to feelings of paranoia at the thought of having their every move detected by Big Brother should consider the case of Brandi Stahr.
Seven years ago, after a dispute with her mother over poor college grades, Stahr went missing and had not been heard from since. Then, a few days ago, the Texas native was discovered to be living and working in the Cincinnati-area community of Florence, Kentucky. She had made no attempt to conceal her identity and used her own name and Social Security number for her work at a Sam's Club there.
Federal law prohibits law enforcement agencies from getting hold of people's tax information.
So, Big Brother isn't watching you after all.
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