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a federal dosier for every American
By:Socrates_
Date: Saturday, 2 February 2002, 3:51 pm
In Response To: I hate to tell you this... (Lynne)

Lynne wrote: "I feel this announcement is more the government getting a centralized database rolling while it has its foot in the door, so to speak."

Yes, the airline terror scare is just the window dressing to get the foot in the door. The database will not be administered by the airlines, but by the government.

This will be a profiling database on *all* Americans -- they have to already have a profile on you *before* you fly, or what's the point.

The database will most likely tie together all public and private data-sets that the feds can get their hands on: flight records (obviously), driver's license records, credit reports, IRS records, bank records, reports from informants.

Because the social security number is used so commonly as a unique ID, this will be very easy to do.

Unlike credit reports, there will probably be no recourse for a citizen to view or correct the information in this database.

This is the sort of thing J Edgar Hoover used to do on his enemies. Now all Americans will have a Federal dosier -- and because of advances in database technology there will be much more so-called "information" tied together for use and abuse.

Messages In This Thread

with friends like this, who needs enemies
Socrates_ -- Friday, 1 February 2002, 11:53 am
Scary?
Cheryl -- Friday, 1 February 2002, 5:31 pm
The fine line
Myra -- Saturday, 2 February 2002, 2:05 am
SCARY!
Dick S. -- Saturday, 2 February 2002, 2:56 am
Cheryl, I agree... whenever
Verna O+ -- Saturday, 2 February 2002, 11:25 am
Personal freedom
Myra -- Saturday, 2 February 2002, 2:05 pm
Names
Jane -- Saturday, 2 February 2002, 10:11 pm
re: names
Myra -- Monday, 4 February 2002, 12:09 am
Sons
Jane -- Monday, 4 February 2002, 10:50 am
My thoughts and love go with him too
Lila -- Sunday, 3 February 2002, 9:01 am
I just realized,...
Lila -- Sunday, 3 February 2002, 9:06 am
He's off soon...
Myra -- Monday, 4 February 2002, 12:16 am
Protecting the U.S.A.
Lila -- Saturday, 2 February 2002, 11:03 am
Just curious...
mommatbird -- Saturday, 2 February 2002, 12:06 pm
I'd love to answer that question...
Verna O+ -- Saturday, 2 February 2002, 2:41 pm
psych perspective
Socrates_ -- Saturday, 2 February 2002, 4:00 pm
Yep. For about $69.95 all your info is available already..
Sharyl -- Saturday, 2 February 2002, 4:41 pm
Read that link, just a bit and
Myra -- Monday, 4 February 2002, 12:59 am
FINALLY!
Cheryl -- Monday, 4 February 2002, 10:37 am
This I don't believe
Myra -- Tuesday, 5 February 2002, 12:07 am
Even if you are the best, you still have to
Cheryl -- Tuesday, 5 February 2002, 1:40 am
I hate to tell you this...
Lynne -- Saturday, 2 February 2002, 3:14 pm
a federal dosier for every American
Socrates_ -- Saturday, 2 February 2002, 3:51 pm