Everyone relies on the united States Postal Service (USPS) for delivery of their mail, magazines, and other classes of correspondence. Many get to know their mail carrier and even provide their carriers with cold drinks during hot weather and warm drinks during cold weather. We engage in short conversations with our carrier, when possible. To us, this is the “face” of the USPS – our carrier. Yet, an agency of the USPS engaged in violation of the rights of the people is coming to light. It is known as the united States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS).
It wasn’t long ago that alternative news outlets reported the USPIS had engaged in conspiracy against the people with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to confiscate packages containing Ivermectin shipped to homes from foreign (outside the US) countries. Now, it is being reported that the USPIS has “boasted in annual reports of hacking into hundreds of cell phones and other devices, extracting the data for law enforcement to review.” More importantly, the USPIS is expected to expand this unconstitutional invasion of privacy in the coming years.
Jake Wiener, of fellow at the Electronic Privacy Information Center, said in a report in Just the News that the tech is dangerous and can be abused.
And there’s all that information in the phones.
“Cellphones contain multitudes of intimate information about all aspects of our lives, messages with family, private pictures, records of our movements, and much more,” he told Just the News. “Phone hacking tools are a direct threat to privacy because they can expose information that everyone wants to keep private, and would be irrelevant to a criminal investigation.”
Jennifer Granick, of the American Civil Liberty Union’s project on privacy and tech, identified the programs as those like Cellebrite and GrayKey.
They provide law enforcement “the ability to access and analyze far more information than ever before,” she said.
“This includes information people do not know is on their devices, such as deleted and temporarily stored data. Forensic tools can unlock and extract private information that is irrelevant to an investigation, and there are inadequate safeguards in place to make sure this information will not be misused.”
It was in the 2020 annual report by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service that officials confirmed they were employing such tech hundreds of times to hack into phones – and they planned to expand that work.
Now, the USPIS is conspiring with agents of the State to unlawfully, unconstitutionally hack into cellphones of individuals suspected of no crimes. For what purposes? The “excuse” is the ever expanding, mean anything tyrants want phrase “national security issues”. Any time “national security” is referenced, it means “information is needed now – no time for warrants or observing God-given individual unalienable rights.” Our rights are being denied for the obscure “national security”. There is NEVER any reason or justification for government at any level to “deny” or usurp the rights of the people. God bestowed rights upon the people; government did not. Therefore, government has no authority to infringe upon what God has given.
“Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants. It is the creed of slaves” – William Pitt, the Younger.
The USPIS obtained software in 2018 and 2019 to in effect “spy” on the American public without any cause whatsoever.
“The Cellebrite Premium and GrayKey tools acquired in [fiscal year] 2019 and 2018 allow the Digital Evidence Unit to extract previously unattainable information from seized mobile devices,” the 2020 report states. “During FY 2020, 331 devices were processed, and 242 were unlocked and/or extracted by these services. The success of the program and ever-increasing demand for services required the purchase this year of a second GrayKey device for use on the East Coast.”
The USPIS’s figures indicate a surge in such hackings compared to 2019, when the agency disclosed it accessed 34 devices using Cellebrite and 143 with GrayKey.
Last week, the Epoch Times first reported on the agency’s use of hacking tools to access encrypted mobile devices.
The new technology used by USPIS has found workarounds to break into phones, unscramble otherwise unreadable encrypted data, and copy it for law enforcement to go through. [Emphasis added].
The USPIS did not comment on how it determined to use these programs to get data from mobile devices. Yet, the agency suggested it follows federal law in all cases, which included obtaining a warrant.
“Only a limited number of individuals have access to these tools, and they are used in accordance with legal requirements,” a USPIS spokesperson told Just the News. “A search warrant, court order, or other constitutionally permissible situation must exist prior to any digital evidence examination of cell phones.”
Question – why does law enforcement need to go through the USPIS to obtain this information? Should not law enforcement be able to get the information needed through proper warrants? Why would law enforcement or the USPIS need access to irrelevant data on mobile devices? How does anyone know the USPIS is following the Constitution – on their say so? Why are law enforcement activities becoming a scope of the USPIS?
Okay, that’s more than one question but these questions need to be answered.
Not only is the USPIS conspiring with law enforcement on hacking cell phones and with the FDA to confiscate needed medications, the USPIS has “quietly” run a program that tracks and collects the social media post of Americans, which include posts about planned protests.
Accessing cell phones hasn’t been the only source of controversy for USPIS. Yahoo News revealed last year that the agency has been “quietly running a program that tracks and collects Americans’ social media posts, including those about planned protests.”
The surveillance effort, known as the Internet Covert Operations Program, iCOP, involves analysts going through social media sites to flag “inflammatory” posts and share that information across the federal government.
iCOP’s official mandate is the “identification, disruption, and dismantling of individuals and organizations that use the mail or USPS online tools to facilitate black market trade or other illegal activities.”
The program has used facial recognition technology and social media monitoring services to surveil individuals, including protesters demonstrating against everything from police brutality to COVID-19 lockdown measures.
This arm of the government is monitoring protected rights under the First Amendment of the Constitution for the united States of America. Where does the USPIS obtain authority to do so? There is no provision in the Constitution for any governmental entity to do any of this activity. Yet, this arm of the government is using the internet to spy on individuals who have not committed any crime; these individuals are only exercising their God-given individual unalienable rights protected by the Bill of Rights. Inflammatory social media posts are not illegal, neither is buying medication from a foreign pharmacy. Exercising your God-given rights even using the mail service and demanding accountability from public servants are not illegal either.
Friends, we are in some serious times. Only We The People have the authority to stop it. It’s time we grow some “man stuff” and exercise the authority we have as the true government of this republic. The collaboration of government agencies for the purpose of conspiring against the people has to stop – NOW. If we don’t stop it, we will delve further into fascism, communism, and Marxism, becoming slaves to a machine that is removing our humanity by leaps and bounds.
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