Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Mass Spying Means Gross Errors

Jennifer Granick writes on Wired News:

The United States government either currently has, or soon will have, new technology that makes mass surveillance possible. The next question for citizens and other policy makers is whether and when to use this capability.

Often, people say that we must do anything and everything to stop terrorism. This answer is easy in a world where we know that technologies of mass surveillance, or TMS, are effective against terrorism, where we have unlimited resources for national security, and where there's no cost when the technology malfunctions, is intentionally abused or innocently misused. We don't live in that fictional world, so as citizens and policy makers, we have more-difficult choices to make.


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