Who comes to mind when you think of spying on citizens? The NSA? FBI? Russians? Hackers? The US Postal Service? Scary enough, yes, iCOP, or Internet Covert Operations Program, is run by the postal service, and has been monitoring electronic communications across social media and elsewhere. Problem is, they aren’t sharing what their mission, methods, tools, or even rights to do so are. I’m seriously concerned that this has nothing to do with mail, and everything to do with control of your free speech.
The law enforcement arm of the U.S. Postal Service has been quietly running a program that tracks and collects Americans’ social media posts, including those about planned protests, according to a document obtained by Yahoo News.