Ben Swann: 8 Crazy Ways The Government Watches UsSubmitted by emalvini on Mon, 09/16/2013 - 23:22
Ben Swann: 8 Crazy Ways The Government Watches Us
3 days ago | Opinion, Politics, US | Posted by Kristin Tate
Since whistleblower Edward Snowden released unsettling documents regarding NSA spying, Americans have become concerned about privacy… And they should be. The federal government has increasingly taken steps to invade our privacy in the past few decades — they listen to us, watch us, and photograph us on a daily basis.
Here are just a few of the ways that Big Brother is watching:
1. Taking Photos Of Your License Plate
Many towns have installed cameras on the road to crack down on traffic violations. When a photo is taken of a license plate, the photo and ticket are sent to the car owner’s home address.
2. Recording You In Public Places
Dozens of cities have installed surveillance cameras in their public areas to catch and prevent crime. But innocent, law-abiding citizens also get recorded. Most of these people have no idea they are being watched.
3. Tracking Your Location Using Cell Phone Data
Smart phones allow us to do lots of neat things, but they are also Big Brother’s dream come true. The GPS built into your phone allows officials to know your location at all times.