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doodadem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-11-05 03:03 PM
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15. "Nowhere to Hide"
Amy Goodman did an interview with author Robert O'Harrow yesterday on Democracy Now. Totally freaked me out, since I'm a real privacy nut. Very "Enemy of the State" stuff. I've got to get this book, so I can be justified in my paranoia. Just googled it, and here's what they say:

"In No Place to Hide, award-winning Washington Post reporter Robert O'Harrow, Jr., lays out in unnerving detail the post-9/11 marriage of private data and technology companies and government anti-terror initiatives to create something entirely new: a security-industrial complex. Drawing on his years of investigation, O'Harrow shows how the government now depends on burgeoning private reservoirs of information about almost every aspect of our lives to promote homeland security and fight the war on terror.

Consider the following: When you use your cell phone, the phone company knows where you are and when. If you use a discount card, your grocery and prescription purchases are recorded, profiled, and analyzed. Many new cars have built-in devices that enable companies to track from afar details about your movements. Software and information companies can even generate graphical link-analysis charts illustrating exactly how each person in a room is related to every other -- through jobs, roommates, family, and the like. Almost anyone can buy a dossier on you, including almost everything it takes to commit identity theft, for less than fifty dollars.

It may sound like science fiction, but it's the routine activity of the nation's fast-growing information industry and more, its new partner the U.S. government.
With unrivaled access, O'Harrow tells the inside stories of key players in this new world, from software inventors to counterintelligence officials. He reveals how the government is creating a national intelligence infrastructure with the help of private companies. And he examines the impact of this new security system on our traditional notions of civil liberties, autonomy, and privacy, and the ways it threatens to undermine some of our society's most cherished values, even while offering us a sense of security. This eye-opening examination takes readers behind the walls of secrecy and shows how we are rushing toward a surveillance society with few rules to guide and protect us. In this new world of high-tech domestic intelligence, there is literally no place to hide."

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  - House backs major shift to electronic IDs nadinbrzezinski  Feb-11-05 02:21 PM   #0 
  - I'd be interested in the party breakdown for this vote... n/t  mudderfudder77   Feb-11-05 02:25 PM   #1 
  - http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2005/roll031.xml  LifeDuringWartime   Feb-11-05 02:26 PM   #4 
  - Thanks! n/t  mudderfudder77   Feb-11-05 02:32 PM   #8 
  - Here  AG78   Feb-11-05 02:30 PM   #5 
     - Ros-Lehtinen. Diaz-Balart, L., and Diaz-Balart, M. voted NAY???  TahitiNut   Feb-11-05 05:23 PM   #29 
  - Since the 4 possessed valid state driver's licenses, weren't they  BR_Parkway   Feb-11-05 02:25 PM   #2 
  - I read somewhere that the 4 had driver's licenses that had years  applegrove   Feb-11-05 02:32 PM   #7 
  - PAPERS please....???? Nope - with RFID you broadcast your ID!  papau   Feb-11-05 02:26 PM   #3 
  - RFID can't work that way.  RC   Feb-11-05 05:56 PM   #30 
     - Sorry - but while there is no "broadcast" , reading towers are but a  papau   Feb-11-05 07:18 PM   #34 
        - To read RFID, the activator has to be close.  RC   Feb-11-05 09:29 PM   #35 
           - what pisses me off...  LinuxInsurgent   Feb-11-05 09:44 PM   #36 
           - How big is an activator, and how cheap? n/t  kgfnally   Feb-12-05 02:18 AM   #38 
           - interesting - and rather good news! :-)  papau   Feb-12-05 08:12 AM   #40 
  - Ron Paul on this  nadinbrzezinski   Feb-11-05 02:31 PM   #6 
  - Do you have a link to Ron Paul's speech? nt  crispini   Feb-11-05 02:36 PM   #10 
     - no, it was forwarded to me  nadinbrzezinski   Feb-11-05 02:46 PM   #13 
  - Must be an easy way to disable the RFID and activate it only when required  satya   Feb-11-05 02:34 PM   #9 
  - 666. eom  genieroze   Feb-11-05 02:36 PM   #11 
  - One more building block in the theocracy. n/t  Ojai Person   Feb-11-05 02:46 PM   #14 
  - Now I see what the Council for Excellence in Government  Ojai Person   Feb-11-05 02:37 PM   #12 
  - "Nowhere to Hide"  doodadem   Feb-11-05 03:03 PM   #15 
  - You're not a "privacy nut..."  Redstone   Feb-11-05 04:13 PM   #24 
  - RFID tags. Its not just identity, its tracking,..  Skip Intro   Feb-11-05 03:05 PM   #16 
  - Guess I'll be driving with just a photo copy of my license. eom  kcass1954   Feb-11-05 03:24 PM   #22 
  - Individual States rights get dumped.  icymist   Feb-11-05 03:06 PM   #17 
  - This Is The Time To Use Thier...  jayfish   Feb-11-05 03:07 PM   #18 
  - I did not vote for this  nadinbrzezinski   Feb-11-05 03:16 PM   #19 
  - Just as scary - read section 102...  kcass1954   Feb-11-05 03:21 PM   #20 
  - Ahh, "the mark of the beast" is upon us.  Skidmore   Feb-11-05 03:22 PM   #21 
  - Baldwin from WI said NAY--I will write her a thank you note  rodeodance   Feb-11-05 04:05 PM   #23 
  - RFID tags?  SimpleTrend   Feb-11-05 04:57 PM   #25 
  - dense-metal wallets....  Redstone   Feb-11-05 05:59 PM   #31 
  - so we can hunt you down wherever you are!  KissMeKate   Feb-11-05 04:59 PM   #26 
  - Now you can be tracked erverywhere. Wi-FI networks are set  VegasWolf   Feb-11-05 05:12 PM   #27 
  - A link to the Clerks Office of The House:  icymist   Feb-11-05 05:21 PM   #28 
  - Using technology to track Americans like barcoded products. eom  struggle4progress   Feb-11-05 06:43 PM   #32 
  - Please, just bury the chip in my head,  bushcrab   Feb-11-05 07:03 PM   #33 
  - I have a technology question  tavalon   Feb-12-05 12:30 AM   #37 
     - I'm wondering the same thing.  NYC   Feb-12-05 02:52 AM   #39 
     - Even a sheet of aluminum foil  Redstone   Feb-12-05 08:16 AM   #41 
 

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