Wikileaks Public date: 10.08.2017 19:48:51

Publisher: Aljazeera

Author:

9 Feb 2014

The terrifying surveillance case of Brandon Mayfield

But there s another danger that Snowden didn't mention that's inherent in the government s having easy access to the voluminous data we produce every day: It can imply guilt where there is none. When investigators have mountains of data on a particular target, it's easy to see only the data points that confirm their theories - especially in counterterrorism investigations when the stakes are so high - while ignoring or downplaying the rest.
But there s another danger that Snowden didn't mention that's inherent in the government s having easy access to the...

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