Monday, June 19, 2006

data mining not all that useful

So say the experts -- unless you have a clue in the first place, data mining all of our phone and internet records for clues about terrorists is ineffective. And of course, is a gross violation of our privacy. For no good reason. Typical authoritarian Bush policy. And no doubt the false positives (a good example of a false positive, google Condoleeza Rice & Al Qaeda and it generates millions of hits but clearly she isn't associated with the terrorist organization) will create unnecessary work for anti-terror types AND potentially screw up some innocent peoples' lives.