Tuesday, July 9, 2013

The New York Times: The Postal Service Has Also Been Spying on You

Not only has the NSA been collecting all of your emails, internet browsing history, phone calls, and chat logs, but it's been revealed that even the U.S. Postal Service has been spying on millions of people.

In a revealing article titled “U.S. Postal Service Logging All Mail for Law Enforcement”the New York Times revealed how the U.S. Post Office since 2001 has been scanning all mail going through their stations, scanning every angle of the outside of every piece of mail, in order to record the contact information on letters and packages.

A quote from the article is revealing:

“In the past, mail covers were used when you had a reason to suspect someone of a crime,” said Mark D. Rasch, who started a computer crimes unit in the fraud section of the criminal division of the Justice Department and worked on several fraud cases using mail covers. “Now it seems to be, ‘Let’s record everyone’s mail so in the future we might go back and see who you were communicating with.’ Essentially you’ve added mail covers on millions of Americans.”

I, for one, will not be using the U.S. Postal Service any longer.

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