We now know a lot about how the NSA spies on elec­tronic com­mu­ni­ca­tion. Yes­terday, the New York Times reported that the NSA is even spying on the online role-​​playing game World of War­craft, according to doc­u­ments from Edward Snowden.

But deep elec­tronic sur­veil­lance isn’t lim­ited to the nation’s top dig­ital spy agency. This week, Mass­a­chu­setts Sen­ator Ed Markey released a report detailing how local law enforce­ment agen­cies are tracking tens of thou­sands of cell phone calls and data, all without a warrant.

Markey is calling for broader over­sight about what data gets released, and in what circumstances.


Kade Crock­ford, director of the ACLU of Mass­a­chu­setts Tech­nology for Lib­erty Project.

Jack McDe­vitt, asso­ciate dean of research for the Col­lege of Social Sci­ences & Human­i­ties at North­eastern University.

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