We need lawmakers to intervene. A Congressional hearing will help to expose Amazon’s invasive data harvesting practices and restrict it from acting as a paid informant for the surveillance state.
It is through small decisions like this, town by town, that our police departments are slowly changing to look less like the people they serve, and more like occupying armies.
Last time the surveillance agencies were actually confronted on their assertion that mass surveillance had helped, the agencies’ claims shriveled under scrutiny like an ice-cream in the sun
You’d be better off using divination sticks than relying on TV to find out what’s going on regarding these matters, so we keep track of it all. Here’s a brief overview of this year’s surveillance-related news in the Commonwealth.