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  •  An inevitable puzzle... (2+ / 0-)
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    Cliss, JDWolverton

    ...ain't it?  I have to think those big packet sniffers just have a pile of fat storage basically on the spot, so the bandwidth is a "right there" thing, at least potentially -- and you would make the best possible choices about what was a live database and what you ran batch queries on -- and let that be a moving target as the system got more sophisticated.  

    I have no doubt that the panopticon allows for more effective everything from the expedient view of government -- including preventing terrorism.  The two questions I have are -- one, what privacy laws can we get, at this late hour, so that the default is not prosecution of everyone for everything (currently, we have learned, they can just hand the data to who they wish if they feel laws have been broken).  And two, the broad  question of whether this particularly nasty and self-referential form of military Keynesianism is an appropriate use of our national purse.

    ...j'ai découvert que tout le malheur des hommes vient d'une seule chose, qui est de ne savoir pas demeurer en repos dans une chambre.

    by jessical on Tue Jul 02, 2013 at 11:23:35 AM PDT

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