Wednesday, October 3, 2012

ACLU: Electronic Surveillance by US Agencies Skyrocketing

Gross, Grant. "ACLU: Electronic Surveillance by US Agencies Skyrocketing." Computerworld, September 27, 2012.

From the article: "U.S. law enforcement surveillance of email and other Internet communication has skyrocketed in the last two years, according to data obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union. 

The number of so-called pen register and trap-and-trace orders obtained by federal law enforcement agencies has increased 361 percent between 2009 and 2011, the ACLU said. The U.S. Department of Justice released the data to the ACLU after the civil rights group sued the agency under the Freedom of Information Act." Read more