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No need to be a state actor, private companies do that too and sell data to law enforcement. There is no realistic threat, just propaganda.





I mean isn't law enforcement using that data the threat model? It is just if your own government is doing it vs a hostile state actor. So while our gov doesn't see the former as hostile (they're the ones doing the actions, so who would admit hostility) they do see the latter as hostile. You can call this hypocritical (which seems to be the common argument here in HN), but hypocrisy doesn't nullify the hostility.



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