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  •  From your example, it makes sense in a way (4+ / 0-)

    Whenever a message is found that matches those criteria, the sender and recipient(s) are noted and from then on, everything they send or receive gets vacuumed up.  

    If you have hard data--the type of camera, say, like in your example--then you go look for that.

    But then there should be a human intervention pretty early on "throw this one out, initiate a more human level look at that one..."

    In other words, there should be, if your goal is to catch terrorists, a point where you hop out of the sea of information and into normal investigation.

    It's that keeping everyone and all they do which is wrong. And the Intel orgs must be up to something no good, else why all the shenanigans, as Mr Tice explained on Wednesday, to keep Congress from having oversight?

    Until we break the corporate virtual monopoly on what we hear and see, we keep losing, don't matter what we do.

    by Jim P on Thu Jan 22, 2009 at 09:17:24 PM PST

    •  You're absolutely right (3+ / 0-)
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      Jim P, blueoasis, JRandomPoster

      Not only is that the point where experienced humans should review the available evidence, discuss it, check it, think about it -- it's also the point where, if they think they can make the case that out of the 53 people whose email met the search criteria, that 4 are possible terrorist suspects, that they go before a court, convince a judge (or panel of judges), and receive judicial authorization to take the next step.

      It is the business of the future to be dangerous.

      by RiderOnTheStorm on Fri Jan 23, 2009 at 04:27:45 AM PST

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