Government hacking tactics questioned at OURSA

"Jennifer Granick had harsh words at the Our Security Advocates Conference for the growing state of mass surveillance and government hacking in the United States.

Granick, surveillance and cybersecurity counsel at the American Civil Liberties Union, took the stage at OURSA on Tuesday to discuss the state of modern surveillance and hacking performed by the U.S. government, arguing that both cross the line of traditional legal searches.

"Increasingly, modern surveillance is mass surveillance," Granick said. "We used to target people for surveillance because of their political opinions or their religion or their race. Now the mainstream is being surveilled.""