Tech to snoop on others will never lead to anything good

From the Guardian here:

Undercover officers in the New York police department infiltrated small groups of Black Lives Matter activists and gained access to their text messages, according to newly released NYPD documents obtained by the Guardian.

The records, produced in response to a February court ruling, provide the most detailed picture yet of the sweeping scope of NYPD surveillance during mass protests over the death of Eric Garner in 2014 and 2015. Lawyers said the new documents raised questions about NYPD compliance with city rules.

A definite shift from monitoring for terrorist activites to monitoring domestic political dissent and social control.

First you have cops killing African Americans and then you have the same institution surveilling the community they’re victimizing for what?

To maintain the status quo.  So technology here is not disrupting anything, it’s being used to keep an unacceptable status quo in place.


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