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Forum Post: Article: "Data Mining You" worth a read

Posted 9 years ago on April 4, 2012, 11:38 a.m. EST by GreenOurFuture (3)
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The use of tax money is an important consideration in this group re-think of how our society works (and doesn't). It's good to be aware of how large allocations of US tax dollars are going to increasing "security" in the sense of monitoring more and more of the private communication of US citizens on a regular basis. And now, saving that data for longer periods. Here's a link to an article by Tom Engelhardt on "new guidelines allowing the National Counter-terrorism Center (NCTC), a post-9/11 creation, to hold on to information about Americans in no way known to be connected to terrorism - about you and me, that is - for up to five years. (Its previous outer limit was 180 days.)" http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Global_Economy/ND05Dj02.html



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[-] 3 points by shadz66 (19985) 9 years ago

For a slightly differently formatted view of this same very important article to which 'bw' refers, please also see :

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[-] 3 points by beautifulworld (23438) 9 years ago

I read that article on Information Clearinghouse. Very important read for everyone who uses the internet. What they are doing is just outrageous, and even more outrageous is that they are spending our money to do it. Time to wake up, folks!

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 9 years ago

and the la-a-a-nd of the freeeeeeee......

Good post.

[-] 2 points by grapes (5232) 9 years ago

The U.S. intelligence community will discover that staring into and sniffing at navels reveal lots of navel lint and stink. Very intelligent "Deep Throats" in the U.S. intelligence community will find the navel lint and stink offensive to their training and allegiance. Watergate happened before and Navelgate can happen again because "intelligence" must enter the very smart brains before they can be of any use.