Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2013 14:47:38 +0200
Electronic Tracking And Speedy Fugitive Capture
- Susan Landau, author of Surveillance or Security?: The Risks Posed by New Wiretapping Technologies, told a New Yorker writer that electronic surveillance tools have slashed the time needed to capture fugitives. . In fact, Landau told me, metadata and other new surveillance tools have helped cut the average amount of time it takes the U.S. Marshals to capture a fugitive from forty-two days to two. Phone records are, btw, a form of metadata. 42 days to 2 days seems hard to believe. Though if fugitives rely on friends to stay free the ability to look back at, say, every phone call a person has made or received and to know instantly who those calls were to would make places...