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  •  Better to have something, than nothing. (5+ / 0-)

    The potential problems you describe don't sound like deal-breakers to me.




    Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us. ~ J. Garcia

    by DeadHead on Fri Sep 20, 2013 at 04:59:12 AM PDT

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    •  Didn't say they were. (6+ / 0-)

      But if mass surveillance and the building of comprehensive databases are categorized as tools of subjugation (my interpretation), then it behooves us to take great care not to end up falling into the subjugator category, even (or especially) by accident.

      I think it's probably needed. I think that its mirror image probably exists already on the other side of the fence, totally non-transparently, because one of the first things that gets collected by professional snoops is dirt on the people who might get in their way. Just noting that it's an area that automatically presents great temptation to the people trying to work in it.

      At least half the future I've been expecting hasn't gotten here yet. Sigh.... (Yes, there's gender bias in my name; no, I wasn't thinking about it when I signed up. My apologies.)

      by serendipityisabitch on Fri Sep 20, 2013 at 05:19:51 AM PDT

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    •  Or, to put it another way (sorry, but I just (6+ / 0-)

      couldn't resist once the thought crossed my mind), don't fall into the fallacy that the only way to defeat a bad guy with a database is to have a good guy with a database.

      Sorry, Deadhead ;)

      At least half the future I've been expecting hasn't gotten here yet. Sigh.... (Yes, there's gender bias in my name; no, I wasn't thinking about it when I signed up. My apologies.)

      by serendipityisabitch on Fri Sep 20, 2013 at 06:57:06 AM PDT

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