In the past couple of weeks I have watched red light cameras go up in two intersections that I pass through on my way to and from work. It struck me that as law enforcement agencies and governments become more and more reliant on technology, the right of the people to use similar technology is increasingly being attacked.
This isn’t a gripe over red light cameras. No, it’s just me pointing out that since I can remember law enforcement agencies have been using audio and video recordings to protect themselves but arrest people on bogus charges for doing the same. It’s a gripe that as the government is constantly hiding its actions behind a veil of secrecy it seeks a backdoor into the private communications of the people.