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New database taps LinkedIn to watch the NSA watchers

Ian Paul | May 8, 2015
Everyday people are transforming the way police officers behave thanks to the power of camera-enabled smartphones. Now, the advocacy group Transparency Toolkit wants to transform the way the national security state behaves using other common tech tools: Google and LinkedIn.

"This isn't a hit list," McGrath said during re:publica. "I don't think they're all necessarily horrible people that you should demonize. My goal with this is to provide a face to the surveillance state, and a better mechanism for researching these programs and accountability."

Let's hope the rest of the Internet shares those ideals.

Nevertheless, ICWatch is a fascinating concept that may lead to a better understanding of where all your surveillance tax dollars are going.


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