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NYT: US monitoring all Snail-mail

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by Mattofsmatt, Jul 3, 2013.

  1. Mattofsmatt

    Mattofsmatt Portland Member

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    I knew about the program before, but for whatever reason I didn't think through the implications. Makes you wonder if they are tracking all your Brownells purchases, in addition to all the other crap they collect on us. Optical character recognition and automatic handwriting analysis is advanced enough that it isn't hard to envision a system that takes each photo, deciphers the to/from, and logs it in a database. The DBase could be organized by recipients, addresses, senders, etc. They could easily add dimension data (size & weight... guns/ammo very recognizable!) as well. All this from a private corporation that most people think/accept as a part of .gov :paranoid:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/04/us/monitoring-of-snail-mail.html
     
  2. duane black

    duane black Washington Well-Known Member

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    The only thing the USPS brings that interests me is the Bi-Mart Advertisement.

    Pretty scary stuff though, seems pretty safe to assume all communications are monitored at this point.
     
  3. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    Line all snail-mail with tinfoil.