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Big Brother is searching you

Mike Elgan | Aug. 24, 2010
Technology should not be used to exempt government agencies from the Constitution. Quite the opposite. Technology empowers governments to violate our rights with ruthless efficiency.

Within a few years, we'll have technology that can see through walls and on a large scale. We'll be able to feed the data into supercomputers and get results on trends and other analysis.

We need to figure out what's OK and what isn't. The first step is to apply the 4th Amendment to searches conducted without probable cause via Google Earth.

Riverhead officials should be forced to give back all fees collected for unpermitted swimming pools, for example, and banned from future hunting expeditions.

Technology should not be used to exempt government agencies from the Constitution. Quite the opposite. Technology empowers governments to violate our rights with ruthless efficiency.

I wonder if satellites can detect America's Founding Fathers rolling over in their graves?

 

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