CBS News article on how the FBI collected all the telephone numbers that happened to ping the cell towers close to the Capitol during the events of last week. One lady interviewed was out walking and was caught up in a police cordon near the Capitol. She was held there for several hours.
The FBI is contacting every person associated with those phones.
I post this because it reflects on recent posts about anonymity, privacy, and modern communication. You have no privacy. You have no anonymity. Every action, even something as innocent as going for a walk, leaves a data trail that can and sometimes will bring you under scrutiny. Your own phone, security cameras, cell phone videos and cameras all leave bread crumbs.
Note her comment about looking out on a sea of
people that extends to the Washington Monument. How many people were in
Washington for the protest? Were they, in modern day terms, "mostly
peaceful"? Is there footage of the crowds? Of course there is. It's not