“I understand why law enforcement would like to have as much info on everyone as possible. But whether that’s consistent with the values of America is a different story,” says Dave Maass, an investigative researcher with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, which advocates for civil-liberties protections in the digital world. “I think it is problematic when a law-enforcement agency collects evidence on everyone with the assumption that everyone may eventually be a criminal,” he says.

Friday, August 5, 2016
City Lab