The Postal Service is pushing new developments to use cluster boxes instead of home delivery. Postal Service is marching towards a more "centralized delivery," where residents pick up their own mail from clusters of mail boxes located in their neighborhood.It's sending letters, like this one to the township of Cranberry, Pennsylvania, where residents are up in arms against the boxes. Local postmasters are sending hundreds of letters to fast-growing communities, warning that cluster boxes will be the way mail will be delivered to new developments.Privacy concerns have risen in the wake of the 2013 revelations by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden that the NSA was collecting the phone data of millions of Americans.Top officials at the FBI and the Department of Justice have responded angrily, saying encryption — especially encryption that can only be turned off by users — will hamper efforts to monitor criminal activity and catch bad guys.In the past year, the cash-strapped Postal Service has been asking companies in industrial parks and shopping malls to also adopt this form of mail delivery. Darrell Issa, the California Republican leading the House effort to save the postal service, wants more.
Despite QMS’ potential to positively impact on uptake there were concerns about the implementation and workability of such schemes.
In an age of increased privacy concerns, there is no way that Congress would pass a bill to give the government greater access to electronic communications, said Patrick Eddington, the Cato Institute's policy analyst for homeland security and civil liberties."The mass surveillance that the NSA and FBI have developed didn't stop the underwear bomber, the Boston Marathon bomber or the shootings at Fort Hood," he said.
Eddington and other critics of mass surveillance say law enforcement agencies achieve better results with targeted surveillance of suspected criminals carried out with warrants. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., to prevent the government from forcing tech companies to install backdoors passed the House last year by a vote of 293-123 as part of a spending bill for the Defense Department.
Interpretations of the emergent themes were verified between researchers and presented to the project's Parent Reference Group to ensure coherence and relevance.(1) FI: parents and professionals felt introducing FI was inappropriate.
It was acknowledged FI may encourage families living in disadvantage to prioritise immunisation, but unintended consequences could outweigh any advantage.