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  •  Open Data- liberate the information (1+ / 0-)
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    So, if you really think the data is valuable, and will lead to terrorist suspects (I'm thinking the homegrown varietal), then the best way would be to open all of this data and scrub names, house addresses (use zip codes), birth dates, socials and other personally identifiable information. Then, with all the data open, let everyone at it.

    Well, at least it's not as bad as Total Information Awareness...

    Previous government proposals to scrutinize massive amounts of data about innocent people have caused an uproar. In 2002, the Pentagon's research arm proposed a program called Total Information Awareness that sought to analyze both public and private databases for terror clues. It would have been far broader than the NCTC's current program, examining many nongovernmental pools of data as well.
    ...problem is, that if the data isn't open for everyone to see, then it shouldn't be open to just one agency to search. If we really aren't criminals and aren't to be treated like criminals, then shouldn't we have access to our information, all of it? Think of the mashups we could build. If you want to track possible terrorism, liberate the information.
    •  Back when Obama took office....... (1+ / 0-)
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      he said:

        Government should be transparent. Transparency promotes accountability and provides    information for citizens about what their government is doing.
      Recent deaths at Guantánamo Prison......

      On November 28, the ACLU filed a request under the Freedom of Information Act seeking the U.S. military’s autopsy reports of the three men who died most recently while detained at Guantánamo Bay

      With our FOIA request, the government has an opportunity to align itself with its rhetoric. The American public deserves to know the full truth about what’s going on at Guantánamo in our names.

      "Who are these men who really run this land? And why do they run it with such a thoughtless hand? David Crosby.

      by allenjo on Thu Dec 13, 2012 at 03:32:00 PM PST

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