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  •  A student database (5+ / 0-)

    Sure would make a nice crosscheck against a selective service database if you started running out of troops for your optional wars, wouldn't it?

    Osama bin Laden? Osama been livin' in Pakistan and the admin ain't done a damn thing about it.

    by nightsweat on Fri Sep 22, 2006 at 10:57:34 AM PDT

    •  military access (4+ / 0-)

      That is percisly what is interesting about this database. Who would get access to the information? What would federal authorities use the data for?

      "Think critically and take risks." - Eqbal Ahmad

      by benwaxman on Fri Sep 22, 2006 at 11:00:29 AM PDT

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        The ability of government to cross-reference it with privately leased data from credit bureaus, ChoicePoint, medical records, and public voter records, immunization records, product registration records, tax records, criminal records, VA and military records would all end up deemed a national security secret.  Especially if it's all tied together with yet another egregious misuse of the Social Security Number.  Google on TIA (Total Information Awareness) for an education on the data aggregation and data mining being performed on our records.

        Promises of data security through obscurity from a government that seems to have the lead membership in the Security Breach or Glitch of the Week Club aren't the least reassuring.  It's not the 'design', it's the moments when the security barn doors are left open (inadvertently?) and opportunistically misused within seconds that are so very disconcerting.

        When life gives you wingnuts, make wingnut butter!

        by antirove on Fri Sep 22, 2006 at 11:23:46 AM PDT

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