A major delivery company is secretly violating your Constitutional rights on behalf of the ruling class

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Whenever you get a delivery, there’s a chance a porch pirate could be lurking in the distance.

Most people these days have doorbell cameras or security cameras to try and catch these brazen criminals.

But now a major delivery company is secretly violating your Constitutional rights on behalf of the ruling class.

FedEx using AI-powered cameras to help police

FedEx has now started using artificial intelligence-powered cameras in order to supposedly help government-controlled law enforcement in their investigations, even though there are clear violations of law-abiding Americans’ Constitutional rights.

The company has partnered with a $4 billion surveillance startup called Flock Safety, according to a report from Forbes

Flock, which is based in Georgia, specializes in automated license plate recognition and video surveillance technology.

The company already has a fleet of approximately 40,000 cameras that span nearly 4,000 cities in 40 US states.

Now, FedEx has joined Flock to monitor its facilities across the U.S.

But the company also allows Flock to share its camera feeds with law enforcement.

The move has led many critics to call the move a massive surveillance network since local police forces have said they’re sharing their Flock feeds with FedEx.

“There’s a simple principle that we’ve always had in this country, which is that the government doesn’t get to watch everybody all the time just in case somebody commits a crime,” said Jay Stanley, a policy analyst with the ACLU.

“The United States is not China. But these cameras are being deployed with such density that it’s like GPS-tracking everyone,” he added.

Speaking with the Virginian Pilot, Stanley noted that the surveillance system “raises questions about why a private company would have privileged access to data that normally is only available to law enforcement,” calling the decision “profoundly disconcerting.”

Flock’s cameras are used to track vehicles by their license plates, make, model, and color of the car, and even details like dents or bumper stickers are utilized as identifying features. 

According to Lisa Femia, staff attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the partnership “could [leave] the public in the dark, while at the same time expanding a sort of mass surveillance network.”

Cops participate in the surveillance

In an email for Forbes, the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office in Tennessee confirmed that it had partnered with Flock Security.

Public information officer John Morris said, “We share reads from our Flock license plate readers with FedEx in the same manner we share the data with other law enforcement agencies, locally, regionally, and nationally.”

Another department listed as being a partner is the Pittsboro Police Department in Indiana, just outside of Indianapolis. 

But Pittsboro police chief Scott King said that his staff has not requested access to the private system and that it was only for “those listed under law enforcement.”

The Memphis police department also said it received camera feeds from FedEx, but didn’t clarify whether those feeds came from Flock.

However, privacy advocates like Brett Max Kaufman, senior staff attorney at the ACLU, said that the use of the cameras to monitor Americans at scale is “quite horrifying.”

For now, FedEx has only said that it takes “the safety of [its] team members very seriously. As such, we do not publicly discuss our security procedures.”

So next time you see a FedEx truck in your neighborhood, be sure to give Big Brother a wave.

US Political Daily will keep you updated on any developments to this ongoing story.