“While the collection of private information by the National Security Agency is under scrutiny worldwide, a remarkable amount of your digital trail is also available to local law enforcement officers, IRS investigators, the FBI and private attorneys. And in some cases, it can be used against you.”
“. . . [T]here’s a wide range of ostensibly private data that's obtainable even without court approval: Law enforcement can create a map or timeline of a person’s whereabouts by accessing data from license-plate scanners, toll-bridge crossings and mobile phone carriers and, without much trouble, access records on your power consumption, purchasing habits and even snail mail.”
—National Public Radio and the Center for Investigative Reporting, “Your Digital Trail, And How It Can Be Used Against You,” Sept. 30, 2013
• Editorial Comment: Hey! What’s that bug doing in my soup?
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