We are in the 21st century, not the agrarian 18th, and our enemies are fighting a war using technology.
Surveillance programs put police in a bind
Government must not be allowed to gather information on everyone simply because it has the technological means to do so.
Privacy concerns being raised with massive license plate registries
‘Common sense would seem to dictate that there in no expectation of privacy while being in someone else’s vehicle’
‘There is a lot of code that suggests Facebook is running analytics on nearly everything it possibly can monitor on your device’
‘I believe that they tapped me because my name is Asim Abdur Rahman Ghafoor’
‘Are you sure you want to be talking about this? I really don’t know if this is the place’
‘It’s taught itself what to look for’
‘This equipment is for the protection of the public and of the officers’
Police chief says he would have eventually told the public
‘We’re going after their phones, in the hopes that the person on the other end of that missile is the bad guy’
‘Governments have no business knowing which YouTube videos everyone in the world is watching’
Government grants permission. Thanks government!
Agency documents describe program as the ‘GoldenNugget!’ of phone data collection
‘We have not identified a single instance involving a threat to the United States in which the telephone records program’
‘Telecom providers receive more government demands than companies in perhaps any other industry’
But here’s why the plan may backfire on users