CX – Surveillance articles

In favor of government backdoors into your electronics:

Vance et al – When Phone Encryption Blocks Justice

Government use of the Post Office: the first article is from last October, and is mentioned in the second article.

Report Reveals Wider Tracking of Mail in US

Copy of Postal Service Audit Shows Extent of Mail Surveillance

Facial recognition:

Facial Recognition Software Moves From Overseas Wars to Local Police

(On the one hand, if local police have it, you can bet the federal government does, too. On the other hand, if it’s the local police using it, isn’t that outside of the resolution’s wording? Could the Feds bypass an Aff plan by effectively subcontracting the surveillance to the local police?)

Some good background in this article:

NSA Used Phone Records Program to Seek Iran Operatives

This one is included because of the analytical framework of privacy it provides:

Shrage – When Prostitution Is Nobody’s Business – philosophy of privacy

One more on paying for plans with a gas tax:

A New Senate Plan to Double America’s Gas Tax Would Still Keep It Low by Global Standards – CityLab


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