To those of us who think about privacy a lot, it's not just funny but also amazing how, when public officials discover that they can be at the receiving end of bad privacy policies, it tends to produce an immediate, electric effect on policy. I've already written about the Video Privacy Protection Act, which was passed after a journalist obtained Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork's video rental records. At a time when video stores were a primary means of accessing pornography, Congress sat bolt upright and quickly passed an unusually strong law—albeit one that covered only video rental records and failed to address any of the other privacy problems the nation was facing.
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The officer turned his body camera off, but the incident was still recorded.
Nunes attacked those who wanted to restrain NSA’s snooping. Clearly he never considered whether his call records would be exposed.
Law enforcement betrayed the trust of gun owners who were doing their best to comply with government-mandated confiscation.
"I refuse to construct some kind of character who is going to appease everybody."