A year ago, we talked about how the US Postal Service was accused of following and spying on social media users. The Office of Inpsecotr General found a large and significant number of searches performed were not only not legally authorized, many had zero relationship to the Postal Service. Worse yet, the analysts using the system did not retain records, making the investigation not only harder, but even more suspect. Think about that chain-of-evidence concept we all learned about on CSI, NCIS, and so forth. We’ll be hearing more, I hope and pray, in the coming months about how they intend to stop this.
The Office of Inspector General found the agency did not have legal authority for searches in its “iCOP” surveillance program.