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  •  Carnivore / "Total Information Awareness"? (10+ / 0-)

    This sort of information aggregation is suspicious given Intelligence efforts in the past. I've always suspected that Cheney's minions got shot down in Congress on their mega-database, so they just "outsourced" it and bought the info back for their use. Nice and tidy and no oversight. Of course, now that they have that information, it would be stupid not to make it work for it's dinner.

    Wonder how this ties in with Experian getting some sort of foot-hold in Social Security Admin ("Secure ID" verification - I did a Diary on this last week). No one could establish anything other than the fact that it seemed suspicious for a private data-mining-type service to get anywhere near the public's Social Security employment records.

    I know the 3 big Credit Bureau services are competitors, but they do share some data. It does not make me feel any less concerned to see a similarly focused story coming out of Equifax. The Consumer Protection Agency needs to take a hard look at what data is being collected w.r.t. privacy issues and how it is being used. It's especially concerning that a good deal of this is out of reach when it comes to review or possibility of correcting the errors that will naturally occur.

    "Curiouser and curiouser!"

    by TechBob on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 04:46:32 PM PST

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