The US Military (NSA) has required all Internet connected electronic device makers (Samsung, HTC, Apple, Google, Microsoft, GM, Chrysler, Ford, etc) to embed backdoor access in all software & hardware in those products to allow them (NSA) to monitor us instantly and easily (PC's, smartphones, OnStar System, tablets, xBox, Skype, Office 365, Skype, DropBox, laptops, PC's, cars, trucks, etc). Using this back door access the NSA now has the capability to store everything and anything about each of us (device audio, video, keyword searches, email content, web sites visited, contacts, GPS locations, etc) . They have your voice-print, and face image (for facial recognition). They (the NSA) have admitted they can turn on any of your devices at any time and use the microphones and/or cameras and convert all your conversations to text and store it forever.
Police already abuse the immense power they have, but when everyone’s actions are being monitored, and everyone technically violates some obscure law at some time, then punishment becomes purely selective. Those in power will essentially have what they need to punish anyone they’d like, whenever they choose, as if there were no rules at all.
Google, AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, etc got so many requests from the NSA for your data that they built an automated system to handle these warrantless requests for your private info.
This trend towards automation (which includes things like high res license plate scanners and domestically deployed drones) now represents a significant shift in the way that law enforcement operates. Selective detection, arrest, and punishment becomes automated.
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