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papau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-12-06 09:06 AM
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2. I liked the 5 suggested principles to be used by Congress in reviewing
First, they suggest Congress ask what information, exactly, is being collected and are we ignoring traditional warrant requirements/or dodging weak privacy laws by outsourcing the job.
Second, who has access and what restrictions on how it can be used or shared? Third, who authorized data mining, and is its use restricted to identifying terrorists? Fourth, what is the collective effect of these programs on citizens' rights - folks inhibited in what they say and do? speech and freedom of assembly eroded.

Fifth, how do these data collection and mining operations deal with error? As anyone who's tried to dispute an erroneous credit report can attest, once computer networks exchange data, it may be difficult to verify its accuracy or where it entered the system. Citizens who do not know they are under surveillance cannot challenge inaccurate information that may become part of their secret digital dossier.

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  -You're being watched -far beyond the NSA's domestic spying program papau  Jan-12-06 09:01 AM   #0 
  - They were doing this on a small scale back in the 60s  ayeshahaqqiqa   Jan-12-06 09:05 AM   #1 
  - They still do this for security clearances  DBoon   Jan-12-06 09:14 AM   #3 
  - I liked the 5 suggested principles to be used by Congress in reviewing  papau   Jan-12-06 09:06 AM   #2 
  - telephone records  reelcobra   Jan-12-06 09:24 AM   #4 
  - Thanks Papau -- This Is An Important Story  Tace   Jan-12-06 12:06 PM   #5 
  - NSA so GD bored they have to watch me?!  katty   Jan-12-06 04:45 PM   #6 

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