Authority? We don't need no steenkin' authority !
Got cell phone? They have a tower ping map of everyone’s location on record. They can’t find their asses with both hands, but they can map your every motion through cell phone records, banking transactions, and the rest of the standard regulatory records in their central databases.
... and the next step will be to put tracking chips in currency. Oh, then there are the quiet megabucks they’ve given to “upgrade” video surveillance systems ( as long as they have an active feed) to cities and corporations across the country.
Rand and Orwell were prophets.
All internet traffic, from sites, to texts, to twits, to posts are recorded, as are all phone calls. That’s why they have built the vast data suppository in Utah. We don’t need no steenkin warrants!
I guess you could sit in your basement and send encrypted smoke signals, but you’d only be inviting a visit from the EPA.