Six Degrees of Separation Is No Longer Enough

The omnivores at the National Snoops’ Agency are charting your “social connections” to “identify [your] associates, [your] locations at certain times, [your] traveling companions and other personal information…” and have been since 2010. “The agency can augment the communications data with material from public, commercial and other sources, including bank codes, insurance information, Facebook profiles, passenger manifests, voter registration rolls and GPS location information, as well as property records and unspecified tax data, according to the documents. They do not indicate any restrictions on the use of such ‘enrichment’ data…”

“But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object, evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government…”


12:36 pm on September 30, 2013