Technological developments have also allowed the government to amass and store incredible amounts of data about its citizens. Scanning, electronic storage, and accumulation of our personal information makes us vulnerable to hacking and gives much greater pictures about our private lives than local bureaucrats once had.


Powerful surveillance and investigative tools that could profoundly change the character of American life.

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Cyber Surveillance

Privacy today faces growing threats often justified in the name of national security and law enforcement.

Facial Recognition

Facial recognition software analyzes images of human faces to identify them based on unique individual features.

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Gunshot Detectors

Listening devices the government can install in our communities to listen for gunshots, eaves drop on our conversations, and much more.

Infrared/Thermal Imaging

Thermal devices collect information that can help determine what’s going on inside of buildings.

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Video cameras are becoming a more widespread and privacy invasive feature of American life.

Cell Tower Simulators

Track the location of wireless phones, tablets, and computers that utilize cell phone networks.


While businesses see RFID as a way to obtain valuable information about their products’ whereabouts, Privacy advocates worry this technology will peel away another layer of privacy.

Packet Sniffing

Packet sniffers can be used by hackers, government agencies, or corporations to spy on network user traffic and collecting password.

Police Body Cameras

Police body cameras record an officer’s activities and interactions.

GPS Trackers

GPS trackers enable the government to record your movements.