NSA Overreach in Signal Intelligence Harms Human Intelligence • SelectQuote Review.

While not about the police per se, this is a closely related subject.  Especially as we find out that the NSA is sharing information for use with criminal cases.  Software and massive amounts of data gathering can’t take the place of men on the ground.  Sometimes, these laboratory approaches by cloistered analysts can hinder sound investigative techniques.

As more software is marketed to law enforcement, often with promises of monitoring social networks to provide information that will lead to busts, the downsides of overuse should be understood.