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Marie26 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-26-06 05:51 PM
Response to Reply #210
215. Here's what scares me
Edited on Sun Feb-26-06 05:54 PM by Marie26
These data-mining companies are all buying each other out. Choice Point bought out DBT, & consolidated with a million other data-gathering services (check our their web-site). A DBT executive created Seisient, which was quickly bought out by Reed Elvisier (Lexis). It's being consolidated quickly. Imagine if one company was able to gain control of all of these data-mining services. They would have complete information on every American - DNA, SSN, credit, addresses, public records, milk preferences. Now imagine if that company has a cozy relationship with the President of the United States. Nixon got in trouble for clumsily trying to gather data on political opponents. But now, they wouldn't need to investigate "political enemies" - they'd have every fact at the tip of their fingers. I think, if we hear that Reed Elsevier or SAIC is planning to buy out ChoicePoint, it's time to buy the bunker.
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