A lawful order from a court is reason enough to listen in.
Jake Brodsky
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I don’t agree that building wholesale surveillance into systems should be accepted, but my main point is that the company has a record of aggressively vending mass surveillance and responding to exposure coyly, at best.

The availability of “big data” is irresistible, powerful, and fickle in application, government terror “watch lists” are QED. They are designed not to stop crimes but aggregate and resolve “entities” by linking them to as many “events” as possible. Unless a law enforcement officer encounters those on the very highest tiers, they are instructed to extend interaction with subjects on the watchlist to add to the pool of data. We can see with Orlando that 1) it is very hard to gather the right kind of data 2) it is very hard to apply it correctly to predict individual events.

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