People watching the games will be subject to X-ray scans, bag checks, vehicle searches and aerial surveillance. U.S. and British intelligence officials are still concerned there will be an attack due to the threat from the northern Caucasus terror group Imarat Kavkaz, which threatened to attack the Olympics. The group succeeded in a terrorist attack 400 miles north of Sochi in a twin bombing that killed 34 people.
In addition to physical surveillance with hundreds of cameras, security agents will be monitoring all cell phones, emails, and social media in Sochi during the games. One official said, "it will be the NSA on steroids."