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November 21, 2002
Fear This

"With no public notice or debate, the administration has been working on the creation of the world's largest computer system and database, one with the ability to track every credit card purchase, travel reservation, medical treatment and common transaction by every citizen in the United States."

It has been the dream of every petty despot in history: the ability to track citizens in real time and to reconstruct their associations and interests.

Welcome to the latest product from the good people at DARPA.

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has been working on this project, and the pending homeland security bill would lay the foundation for the system.

I don't know about the rest of you, but I'm going back to paying cash for things whenever possible.

(Thanks to Eric Alterman for the link.)

Posted by AnneZook at 01:58 PM


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