Boston Police Department Set To Join Trend Of Using Internet Surveillance Tech

Thursday, December 1, 2016
By Paul Martin

By Joe Wright
DECEMBER 1, 2016

A whole host of reasons are being given to justify the increased surveillance and data mining of social media and the wider Internet itself: terrorism, suicide prevention, precrime detection of violence and other illegal acts, and even teenage alcohol abuse.

This is being done at the federal level most egregiously with the declaration today, December 1st, that the feds have now been given the green light to hack millions of private devices with only a single warrant. It has the potential to form massive data sweeps that collect information from the many on the suspicion of the few.

One of the safeguards against such federal intrusion is state and local government resistance; and while this trend of pushback is indeed developing, too many local police departments are willing to treat their their citizens as guilty until proven innocent. One of the key tools of this spreading surveillance state has been social media and Internet monitoring software.

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