US Postal Service Records Every Single Piece of Mail
by Buck Quigley - posted 2:43 pm, July 3, 2013
The New York Times reports how the post office takes photos of everything sent by the US mail. 160 billion pieces of mail last year alone thanks to the Mail Isolation Control and Tracking program, rolled out in (of course) 2001. Click here to read the story, featuring Buffalo’s very own “small bookstore” owner Leslie James Pickering.
Emails, phone calls, and now, snail mail—it’s all being logged, just in case the authorities ever decide they want to go back and see who you’ve been communicating with.
All I can say is the next time I forward one of those chain mail/pyramid scheme/get rich quick letters to ten people, I’m leaving these mofos off the list.