The USPS approved nearly 50,000 requests from law enforcement last year, and many of those were approved “without adequately describing the reason or having proper written authorization.” And for anyone who’s ever stood in line at a post office, this will be the least surprising part of the report from Ron Nixon in the NYT: “Many requests were not processed in time, the audit said, and computer errors caused the same tracking number to be assigned to different surveillance requests.”

+ While the Post Office is sharing your mail, everyone else is attacking your digital data. According to California Attorney General Kamala Harris, 18.5 million people in her state have had their information exposed. At this point, I’m going to have to revert to communicating via smoke signals (and those are only legal in Colorado and Washington).