Sunday, March 12, 2006

Why Data Mining Doesn't Catch Terrorists

Bruce Schneier explains why data mining won't catch terrorists in Wired Magazine.

I've written elsewhere about the impact of data-mining by law enforcement on privacy, as well as reporting on the fact that the Pentagon has continued the controversial Total Information Awareness program despite Congress' attempts to kill it.

I think Mr. Schneier's analysis is spot on, which means that the only rational basis for these programs is to spy on citizens.

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