In an astounding feat of intelligent analysis and courage, a privacy and terrorism commission composed of technical experts funded by Homeland Security (USA) has reported that sifting through everyone's information about everything will not be an effective way to detect terrorists. Plus it would cause a lot of innocent people's doors to be kicked in, which is "un-American." They recommend revamping privacy laws to make them more coherent and protective and using traditional methods to look for terrorists.
Truly a triumph of mathematics and civil rights over fear.
Next let's elect people who will prevent the government from collecting and purchasing and seizing
data on everyone. Because that's un-American too. And un-British, and un-Australian.
Anyway, a little good news in our handbasket to hell this week. Check the comments on the article too. Some intelligent life is out there.
Labels: bigbrother, liberty, news, science, terrorism, USA