TSA Once Again Considering Using Commercial Data To Profile Passengers

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by TheWindBringeth, Jan 12, 2013.

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  1. TheWindBringeth

    TheWindBringeth Registered Member

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    http://www.aclu.org/blog/national-s...-once-again-considering-using-commercial-data

    Sounds like the beginnings of a commercial sector run travel-worthiness score :(
     
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    We see another issue of scale

    As in the growing necessity of having a Facebook account to get a job, this Security State "option" will create a clear distinct class of untouchables.

    An interlocked system of total information awareness, administered by unaccountable entities, will mean that an offense against one of these parties will be an offense against all. Just as one small disputed bill from years in the past may prevent a home purchase today (just happened to friends of mine), some "offense" against the established order, perhaps only an offense after the rules change, may prevent education, credit, efficient travel, employment, etcetc.

    When we need to judge all our actions against the received checklist of the forbidden, or even not enough of the allowed (as in credit, Twitter, Facebook today), permanent, redacted, unappealable lifelists, what are we then?
     
  3. Pinga

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    Re: We see another issue of scale

    And where? Digital divide theory needs to be updated, soon.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_divide
     
  4. Nebulus

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    What bothers me the most is that the authorities simply believe that they could somehow "profile" your behavior from your credit history, your presence in some databases, or some posts on the internet. :thumbd:
     
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    I disagree:

    >What bothers me the most is that the authorities simply believe that they >could somehow "profile" your behavior from your credit history, your presence >in some databases, or some posts on the internet.

    When databases are integrated, then if you always paid you bills on time, never were arrested, never owned a gun, never had any learning disability or mental issue, always worked at whatever job was offered, never showed deviant behavior (by any shifting criteria), used drugs less than the last four or five presidents, ordered the right type and amount of consumer goods, etcetc, then it would be a pretty good bet that you aren't going to cause the authorities any trouble.

    Non-voters to the front of the line!
     
  6. ronjor

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    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/tos.php
     
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