Researcher and Writer in Washington, DC

Mail Surveillance: The Time For Secrecy Has Passed

Source: Smithsonian National Postal Museum

Source: Smithsonian National Postal Museum

Recent news that federal authorities approved 49,000 instances of mail surveillance in 2013 is disturbing. Not only was this a huge jump from the usual average number of 8,000 annual approvals, but according to the Postal Service’s Inspector General, more than one-fifth of the surveillance requests from law enforcement agencies were inappropriately approved… (read more)

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