In den USA werden auch die Verbindungsdaten der Briefpost überwacht

Julian —  4. July 2013 — 4 Comments

Wer sich jetzt denkt, dass er statt E-Mails lieber normale Briefe schreibt um sicher sein nicht überwacht zu werden, hat, zumindest in den USA auch Pech. Dort wird nämlich auch die normale Briefpost überwacht.

U.S. Postal Service Logging All Mail for Law Enforcement (NY Times):

(…) The mail covers program, used to monitor Mr. Pickering, is more than a century old but is still considered a powerful tool. At the request of law enforcement officials, postal workers record information from the outside of letters and parcels before they are delivered. (Opening the mail would require a warrant.) The information is sent to the law enforcement agency that asked for it. Tens of thousands of pieces of mail each year undergo this scrutiny. (…)

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