Monday, October 28, 2013

Meet the Private Companies Helping Cops Spy on Protesters | Politics News | Rolling Stone

Something that certain people should keep in mind. Perhaps they already are? Click title for link. Here is something particularly poignant from the article:
"Two things make today's surveillance particularly dangerous: the flood of 'homeland security' dollars (in the hundreds of millions) to state and local police for the purchase of spying technologies, and the fact that spook technology is outpacing privacy law," says Kade Crockford, director of the Massachusetts ACLU's technology for liberty program and the writer of the PrivacySOS blog, which covers these issues closely. "Flush with fancy new equipment, police turn to communities they have long spied on and infiltrated: low-income and communities of color, and dissident communities."