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The Bush administration's big mistake—well, one of its many—was not that it spied on us without telling, but that it did so without any style. See, if I was going to get all Big Brother on someone I would do it with this Panasonic surveillance camera. It looks like a fancy hanging lamp that you would see in a fashionable Architectural Digest home. But it's really the WV-CW960 surveillance camera. It has a 300x zoom lens, and a digital flip function to follow moving objects. And for a mere $5,200 you can keep an eye on Al Qaeda conspirators, or the WMDs in your backyard. It's available February 1 from Japan.

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