.@SenTomCotton: just to be clear, were talking about not extraordinary surveillance but encryption tech that wld thwart lawful ct order
Read the Intercept on what we uncovered after suing a Massachusetts SWAT team for records:
J. Edgar Hoover, the father of the FBI, was no stranger to fear mongering.
Jim Comey, the director of the FBI, wants the world to know that his campaign to defeat strong security tools online, namely encryption, does not make him a maniac.
Anyone who watches cop shows on television knows that police can track cell phones. Despite this widespread knowledge, the police and FBI go to extreme lengths to keep secret the details about how they obtain and use high tech cell phone snooping equipment, most of it manufactured by the Harris Corporation.
Older people love to point at the young and dismissively declare that millennials, the first generation to grow up with the mobile internet and its many tracking apps, "don't care about their privacy." But that's not true.
Google's Chrome browser automatically installs a secret script enabling the company to listen in to conversations through a computer's microphone, according to open source code advocates and security researchers.
The Guardian reports:
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