U.S. Postal Service Logging All Mail for Law Enforcement


That is the subject of an article in today’s New York Times, titled “U.S. Postal Service Logging All Mail for Law Enforcement.”  Here’s a quote:

“In the past, mail covers were used when you had a reason to suspect someone of a crime,” said Mark D. Rasch, the former director of the Justice Department’s computer crime unit, who worked on several fraud cases using mail covers. “Now it seems to be ‘Let’s record everyone’s mail so in the future we might go back and see who you were communicating with.’ Essentially you’ve added mail covers on millions of Americans.”

Unless a warrant has been obtained, however, only the exterior of the mail is photographed. Says a former FBI agent:
“Looking at just the outside of letters and other mail, I can see who you bank with, who you communicate with — all kinds of useful information that gives investigators leads that they can then follow up on with a subpoena.”
Two remedies, folks:  (1) Stay out of politics, and (2) use a ghost address as sender, for sensitive mail, and put it on the back of the envelope.  Or, use no return address at all.  (A link to the long article in the Times is at the end of this email.)
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Link to the Times article:
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/04/us/monitoring-of-snail-mail.html

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About Julian Caine

Julian Caine Independent film producer Julian Caine is Vice President of Business Affairs and Co-Producer for G. Anthony Joseph's Tritan-Northstar Entertainment. Mr. Caine is involved in securing financing and in structuring financial models for the production company's upcoming slate. Mr. Caine's background includes more than ten years in core television and movie making capacities, including roles in finance, accounting, distribution, and production at major studios such as MGM, Universal, Castle Rock and Spelling Entertainment. Mr. Caine's rich experience in the entertainment industry has endowed him with the knowledge to structure and create independent productions with exceptional creative value and profit potential. Mr. Caine recently produced The Eliminator, starring Michael Rooker. He served as consulting producer on Tritan-Northstar Entertainment's 2008 award winning feature film Contract Killers, starring Nick Mancuso. Contract Killers earned several film festival awards and was picked up by First Look Studios for a USA domestic release. Julian Caine and Tritan-Northstar Entertainment are currently in development and preproduction on a multi-picture slate to begin releasing next year.
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