Sunday, April 01, 2012
Telecommunications companies profit from police surveillance
Perhaps a peripheral issue in the Network Neutrality debate is the ability of telecommunications companies to make money by helping police track possible and actual suspects, sometimes without proper court supervision, as in this front page New York Times story April 1 by Eric Lichtblau. The title is “Police are using phone tracking as routine tool; cell companies profit; civil libertarians worry as surveillance skirts court oversight,” link here.
Electronic Frontier Foundation has a Surveillance Self-Defense project here, and we will surely hear more about it in the future.