Welcome to DU! The truly grassroots left-of-center political community where regular people, not algorithms, drive the discussions and set the standards. Join the community: Create a free account Support DU (and get rid of ads!): Become a Star Member Latest Breaking News Editorials & Other Articles General Discussion The DU Lounge All Forums Issue Forums Culture Forums Alliance Forums Region Forums Support Forums Help & Search
Sadly, this is nothing new. Ask any of us who were activists in the '60's and '70's. niyad Jun 24 #1
Not surprising. bucolic_frolic Jun 24 #2
It's like "Metadata" Kid Berwyn Jun 24 #3
No, it's not like Metadata. Metadata collection sifted through ALL online wire-transmitted information. This Martin68 Jun 24 #15
You missed the analogy. Kid Berwyn Jun 24 #16
So I get one statement from the Credit Union House of Roberts Jun 24 #4
Hey. I get offers to buy my house too. I thought I was special. jimfields33 Jun 24 #5
Guilty!! wolfie001 Jun 24 #8
When most correspondence was not electronic, co-activists, friends, addresses could be learned. quaint Jun 24 #6
This sounds similar to what the NSA does with cell phone and internet data hueymahl Jun 24 #7
I used to handle these law enforcement requests for the local Post Office. Midnight Writer Jun 24 #9
Thanks for sharing your experience. sybylla Jun 24 #10
a question if i may. does leo need search warrents to do this ? thanks AllaN01Bear Jun 24 #11
To actually monitor mail, yes. To confirm an address, no, though they need a written request Midnight Writer Jun 24 #12
thanks . AllaN01Bear Jun 24 #14
Gives a whole new meaning to missing, perhaps even some marked as time-sensitive pieces, that Backseat Driver Jun 24 #13
Probably helpful catching scammers who get their rubes to send bundles of gift cards or even cash prodigitalson Jun 24 #17
It's all part of the NSA's Total Junk Mail Awareness program. LudwigPastorius Jun 24 #18
Latest Discussions»Latest Breaking News»Law enforcement is spying...»Reply #8