There’s a little-known federal agency whose job is to ensure U.S. spy agencies protect privacy and other civil liberties even as they work to defeat terrorists and criminals, and to blow the whistle when that doesn’t happen. But the agency, known as the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, is down to just a single voting member — which means it has been stripped of nearly all its powers, according to emails obtained by The Intercept.


This is very much in line as what I see as the general decline of privacy. I'm writing an article about how my company plans on exploiting this decline, the most relevant section has yet to come, but parts 1-3 are available here:

posted by johnnyFive: 868 days ago