Office BoxA month ago TheGuardian released a story that claimed the US Postal Service had been part of a program similar to PRISM. But the claims were never officially confirmed, and so it remained a fairly obscure accusation. That is until today, when the New York Times confirmed the rumors and the existence of the program.

In the article, they tell the story of Leslie James Pickering, a former member of the eco-radical group The Earth Liberation Front. He found a card in his mail that ordered postal workers to monitor everythingl he received and report it to their supervisor. The card, though marked as confidential, was accidentally delivered to him.

Oops.

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