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From: Richard M. Stallman
Subject: www/philosophy surveillance-vs-democracy.html
Date: Tue, 27 Dec 2016 16:35:32 +0000 (UTC)

CVSROOT:        /web/www
Module name:    www
Changes by:     Richard M. Stallman <rms>       16/12/27 16:35:32

Modified files:
        philosophy     : surveillance-vs-democracy.html 

Log message:
        Add more references about misuse of personal data by staff.
        Add anchor "willbemisused".


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--- surveillance-vs-democracy.html      18 Nov 2016 06:31:38 -0000      1.47
+++ surveillance-vs-democracy.html      27 Dec 2016 16:35:32 -0000      1.48
@@ -111,7 +111,8 @@
 <h3 class="subheader">Information, Once Collected, Will Be Misused</h3>
 <div  class="columns">
-<p>When people recognize that the level of general surveillance is too
+<p><a name="willbemisused">When people recognize</a>
+that the level of general surveillance is too
 high, the first response is to propose limits on access to the
 accumulated data.  That sounds nice, but it won't fix the problem, not
 even slightly, even supposing that the government obeys the rules.
@@ -122,8 +123,8 @@
 &ldquo;espionage,&rdquo; finding the &ldquo;spy&rdquo; will provide an
 excuse to access the accumulated material.</p>
-<p>In addition, the state's surveillance staff will misuse the data for
-personal reasons.  Some NSA
+<p>In addition, the state's surveillance staff will misuse the data
+for personal reasons.  Some NSA
 agents <a 
 U.S. surveillance systems to track their lovers</a>&mdash;past,
 present, or wished-for&mdash;in a practice called
@@ -133,7 +134,15 @@
 long <a 
 their access to driver's license records to track down someone
 attractive</a>, a practice known as &ldquo;running a plate for a
-date.&rdquo;  This practice has expanded with <a 
digital systems</a>.
+date.&rdquo; This practice has expanded
+with <a 
+digital systems</a>.  In 2016, a prosecutor was accused of forging
+judges' signatures to get authorization
+to <a 
+wiretap someone who was the object of a romantic obsession</a> The AP
+of <a 
+other instances in the US</a>.
 <p>Surveillance data will always be used for other purposes, even if
@@ -574,7 +583,7 @@
 <p class="unprintable">Updated:
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-$Date: 2016/11/18 06:31:38 $
+$Date: 2016/12/27 16:35:32 $
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