I was on Boston's NPR station WBUR yesterday discussing the newest revelations about cell phone spying, resulting from Senator Ed Markey's inquiries to cell phone companies. Joining me on the program was Jack McDevitt, associate dean of research for the College of Social Sciences & Humanities at Northeastern University.
What happens when legislatures pass laws enabling law enforcement to obtain sensitive, private information about people without requiring any evidence of criminal activity, and without any outside oversight whatsoever?
Take a look at this graph, produced by US Cellular in response to Senator Ed Markey's letters to cell phone companies seeking information about law enforcement surveillance requests.
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