I wonder if the program will even make it a week before we see it abused by government officials in some way?
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Congress at least seems to believe otherwise.
Someone leaked the latest rev of the Trans-Pacific Partnership treaty that crony bureaucrats around the world keep on trying to develop in secret, and once again it’s filled with requirements for big brother surveillance over the internet, at the express request of Hollywood and the music racketeers.
As Instapundit points out, if Republicans actually made a stink about this, they could go a long way towards helping millennials realize that Democrats are not the party of social freedom that they’re oftentimes considered to be.
Good…I think we’ve erred too much on the security vs. liberty side of things. Especially when you hear about the secret threats our government has been making against private companies to get them to turn over their data.
And they’re lawyers. This should be fun.
So… Who actually believes that Stingray was constitutional and above the board?
Not really a surprise. But instead of shutting them down, they’re using them for their own purposes. Which means they’re liable for the damage they cause you.
They announced they would stop the program a couple of months ago. But until then, they indiscriminately scanned license plates without any convention on the use or security of the data, and repeatedly failed to act on the valid criminal information they turned up – stolen vehicles and such. So what was the point of the program? Was it for anything other than increasing police power over the masses?
He’s right. It would preserve the security they’re trying to give us, while granting us back many of our liberties. And refocusing their code-breaking to making everything more secure is also a great idea.
The NSA is sharing their intelligence data with agencies like the DEA, and training those agencies to come up with alternative explanations for how they got it. And completely violating the constitution of the data that law enforcement is allowed to bring to bear against people in trial.