One Step Away From a Pogrom
Posted on January 9, 2017
US is one step away from initiating a secret pogrom against any ethnic or religious group–
in the sense that all of the machinery already exists. For example:
1. Private data vendors are already selling your ethic, religious, political affiliations.
2. US police agencies are already purchasing personal data from these vendors.
3. US police agencies already have authority under the Patriot Act to investigate anyone secretly without a warrant, and to forbid third parties from telling you that you are being investigated–forever.
4. Police agencies are already using your cell phone GPS data to constantly track the location of suspects. (E.g. if they know your location was at a certain house, it will be relatively easy to find the name of your secret lover.)
5. There are no effective and general procedures to prevent any data turned up from being used for blackmail or career destruction or marriage sabotage.
6. And of course the NSA data on your emails is always available as a last resort.