US Postal Service covert monitoring and surveillance

August 2021

Yahoo! News reveals that the US Post Office Postal Inspection Service (USP IS) has been running iCOP, a covert programme tracking social media users, including racial justice protestors and creating fake identities.

The report also states that the USP IS is using Clearview AI's facial recognition system to identify customers and protestors.

Developer: Clearview AI, Zignal Labs
Operator: US Postal Inspection Service
Govt - postal
Purpose: Identify crime suspects; Identify protestors
Technology: Facial recognition; Social media monitoring
Privacy; Surveillance
Opacity: Purpose; Consent