fredag 17 januari 2014

USA fotograferar ALL post före utdelning, i jakt på "terror" - 160 miljarder försändelser om året

I den ständiga jakten på möjliga och omöjliga terrorister så avslöjas att även den gamla hederliga analoga "snigelposten" i USA rutinmässigt fotograferar ALL post i landet före den får delas ut. Detta på uppdrag av bl.a. NSA. Detta innebär att över 160 miljarder försändelser om året plåtas och därefter lagras bilderna i ett enormt register på obestämd tid. (Ännu ett...)  Detta är nog en något gammal nyhet men ändå väl värd att lägga in i bloggen...

Videon har egentligen inget direkt med den aktuella händelsen att göra, men är säkert rätt lämplig i sammanhanget??

US Postal Service photographing 160 billion letters annually

RT published time: July 05, 2013

As Washington officials continue to grapple with the fallout from the NSA scandal, it has been revealed that the US Postal Service photographs the outside of every piece of mail it processes each year - around 160 billion pieces annually.

At the request of law enforcement agencies, postal workers take pictures of the  letters and packages before they are delivered, the New York Times reported.

The information is then stored for an indefinite period of time in the event a law enforcement official requests it. Each year, tens of thousands of pieces of mail are subjected to further scrutiny.

Reading the contents of a letter requires a court-ordered warrant, but in the case of ‘mail cover’ requests, law enforcement agencies submit a letter to the Postal Service, which “rarely denies a request.”

Although the ‘mail covers’ program has been around for nearly a century, its updated successor, the Mail Isolation Control and Tracking (MICT) program, was created in the aftermath of the anthrax attacks in late 2001 that killed five people, including two postal workers.

MICT requests are separated into two categories: those related to possible criminal activity and those that are meant to protect national security. Requests based on suspected criminal activity average 15,000 to 20,000 per year, unnamed law enforcement officials told the Times.  

The number of requests for mail covers related to the fight against terrorism has not been made public.

- Although law enforcement officials must have warrants to open private correspondence, former President George W. Bush signed off on a document in 2007 that gave the federal government the authority to open mail without warrants in “emergencies or in foreign intelligence cases.”

The Federal Bureau of Investigations revealed the existence of MICT last month in the course of an investigation over ricin-laced letters mailed to President Barack Obama and New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg.[...] 
 USA fotograferar ALL post före utdelning, i jakt på terror - 160 miljarder försändelser om året

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