Thursday, May 29, 2014

The NSA: "A Picture of You"

I read in the New York Times Sunday that the NSA is going online with a website called "A Picture of You". It's a site sort of like Photoshop-meets-Facebook: you type in your name, or SS# or phone number, birthday or a key word spoken in any of your many conversations and up pops a "picture of you" --- an intelligence-driven data-image information packet of your complete history and a summary of who you are and what, if anything, you may or may not be likely to do with the rest of your life. The New York Times cooperated, as usual, with the NSA and is the Agency's biggest supporter. The IT department of the Times was helpful in putting a positive spin on something that could have a negative impact on civil liberties.

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