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  •  so basically we are just admitting that all that (2+ / 0-)
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    DRo, kurt

    info is waiting to be exploited once they want something on a particular individual. My question is, of what use is the info in pointing towards a particular individual? How does it do that? What are the filters/rules/etc? These are the questions that need to be answered, IMO, because it is almost without question that any answer has no lawfully supported purpose behind it.

    •  asdf (3+ / 0-)
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      DRo, tegrat, kurt

      "that all that info is waiting to be exploited once they want something on a particular individual."

      I think that's basically what they have - everyone's business in one place waiting for a warrant to 'allow' them to search the databases.  I'm sure that there's a whole lot more to what they can do.  I'm just not insane enough, diabolical, nosey enough to go snooping other people's dirt.

      'My question is, of what use is the info in pointing towards a particular individual? How does it do that? What are the filters/rules/etc?'

      Say you hear on the street x is behaving in a suspicious manner, one can search on this individual to check to see what they've been up to, which possibly lead to probable cause (after the fact of snooping), so go get the warrant to validate the search already done, but now you can query data associated by degrees of separation related to the first person....  Yeah, it's rather thin theory.  Rules, what rules?!?!?!  We don't know, it's secret....

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