ICE Doesn’t Need a Warrant to Spy on You

Source: Jacobin
by Branko Marcetic

“As the economy deteriorates and the foundations of American democracy seem to crack, a different, largely ignored subplot is unfolding in the background: big tech and US immigration enforcement joining hands to spy on you without a warrant. Typically, a law enforcement agency has to get a warrant to dig up and look over the intimate, private details of someone’s life, lowering the chances that this power is abused. But not so for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and other arms of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS): by paying for access to the massive troves of data that our devices, browsers, apps, and more collect and sell to for-profit data brokers, DHS has its hands on a vast swath of information about Americans’ private comings and goings.” (07/26/22)