I have a “I would like others to explain ______ to me” type question which means I am 'probably OK' but wanted to check.
A recent article mentioned suspects performing an action (leaving a phone on the ground) to foil law enforcement surveillance. I can't figure out what that is protecting from, although I have a couple of possible explanations in my mind.
I believe this would be an interesting, topical question with a practical answer, potentially useful to future users of the site. On the other hand, I don't see anything specific in the on topic page and it might be 'too broad'. I do note there are over 100 questions tagged surveillance.
There is also the law enforcement aspect; though I believe this question could be appropriately focused on explaining what's going on, as opposed to leading to "how do I defeat law enforcement surveillance" which may be a murky area.
I don't usually ask-to-ask, but since questions about law enforcement are mentioned in the on/off topic pages or on meta, I figured I would.
Would a question about explaining an aspect of law enforcement surveillance be on-topic for the main site?