The NSA, Just a Phone Call Away

By Leonard Fein

Forward Association, 2006

Perhaps the lack of outrage over the revelations about the NSA's data mining operation is just fatigue, or maybe its the fact that the technical capability has yet to really catch up with the operation itself. But what happens as our technological ability catches up to the insatiable appetite of both government and business for more and more information, information about our conversations, our purchases, our love life, our appetites, our ideas? What happens, that is, when "\linkage analysis" becomes routinely feasible? Are our lives in their entirety on their way to becoming an eavesdropper's, or a voyeur's, paradise?

Topic: Transparency, Freedom, Power, Technology, Government

Name of Publication: Jewish Daily Forward

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Coverage: United States

Language: English

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