The US Is Openly Stockpiling Dirt on All Its Citizens

A newly declassified report from the director of national intelligence’s panel of advisers reveals that the US government has secretly collected “sensitive and intimate information” on Americans. The experts describe how opportunities are arising to pick apart the few privacy rights Americans have left, with prosecutors largely ignoring previously imposed limits on domestic surveillance activities. The government is also “persistently” tracking the phones of “millions of Americans” without a warrant, as long as it pays for the information, and believes it can “buy its way out of constitutional protections using taxpayers’ own money,” warns Chris Baumohl, law fellow at Electronic Privacy Information Center.

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