Our masters at work - domestic surveillance

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What gets me is that Engaget is a mainstream liberal tech website.  They reported on this story?
From Engaget:

ICE 'now operates as a domestic surveillance agency,' think tank says
Although it's supposed to be restricted by surveillance rules at local, state and federal levels, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has built up a mass surveillance system that includes details on almost all US residents, according to a report from a major think tank. Researchers from Georgetown Law's Center on Privacy and Technology said ICE "now operates as a domestic surveillance agency" and that it was able to bypass regulations in part by purchasing databases from private companies.

"Since its founding in 2003, ICE has not only been building its own capacity to use surveillance to carry out deportations but has also played a key role in the federal government’s larger push to amass as much information as possible about all of our lives," the report's authors state. "By reaching into the digital records of state and local governments and buying databases with billions of data points from private companies, ICE has created a surveillance infrastructure that enables it to pull detailed dossiers on nearly anyone, seemingly at any time."

The researchers spent two years looking into ICE to put together the extensive report, which is called "American Dragnet: Data-Driven Deportation in the 21st Century." They obtained information by filing hundreds of freedom of information requests and scouring more than 100,000 contracts and procurement records.

How about they go back to doing their chartered job and keep this nation safe from illegals.  Time for them to either be disbanded or to be relocated to Ranchitos Las Lomas, Texas and have their budget cut by 90%. All of our tax dollars being wasted on crap like this.

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