Sunday, June 09, 2013

Current Events

But wait, there's this.

From a comment at Althouse:

Do you want that or not?

That is a simplistic question. Yes, we want that and more. I was listening to Susan Landau (a comp sci prof specialist in security) on the radio yesterday and she echoed my thoughts. It is all about transparency -- tell us what you are collecting (and not necessarily how you analyze it) and how you will dispose of the data of the 99+% that are harmless once you find that less than 1% that might lead you to whatever terrorist you are looking for. It is the secrecy that is unwarranted and objectionable in a democracy. There should not be secret laws or laws secretly enforced. Let Facebook say we may share your data with the government and see how many people participate in their social network fantasy.

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