Check out this 2004 ACLU report about the Surveillance Industrial Complex, or how “the American Government Is Conscripting Businesses and Individuals in the Construction of a Surveillance Society.”
According to Wikileaks, “[The surveillance industry] is, in practice, unregulated…and Iable to silently, and … secretly intercept calls and take over computers without the help or knowledge of telecommunication providers.”
There is a growing culture of government surveillance at a local level. Even in relatively small municipalities and states like Vermont. If in “Vermont police request hundreds, possibly thousands, of search warrants every year, and there is virtually no oversight for the process”, one has to ask how about in larger jurisdictions where there are … Continue reading Is Vermont Really That Unique?