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03/09/2005 Archived Entry: ""ChoicePoint files found riddled with errors""

"CHOICEPOINT FILES FOUND RIDDLED WITH ERRORS." It's not exactly news, but it's hysterical, nevertheless, to think of governments and employers relying religiously on such garbage.

Religion is the operative term here, too. The faith placed in data mining, or in such things as facial-recognition cameras (with their 35 percent error rates), is just that ... faith: "The illogical belief in the impossible." Desperate people want magical solutions to their problems, and they're willing to pay purveyors of promised solutions, even when a world of evidence says they (and we) are being had. Too bad that the desperate people buying this dreck have the power to control our lives.

Posted by Claire @ 11:24 AM CST

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