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04/06/2005 Archived Entry: "The last straw in the "privacy" travesty"

OKAY. THAT'S IT. PROOF POSITIVE. If you were beginning to think it was more than just a coincidence that every controversial organization was filling it's "privacy panels" and "privacy offices" with the worst sort of Big Brother-loving creepoids ... you're right. They're not even trying to be subtle about it now.

WASHINGTON--A federal privacy board on Wednesday appointed a prominent champion of government data-mining as its first chairman.

The Department of Homeland Security's privacy board chose as its chairman Paul Rosenzweig, a conservative lawyer best known in technology circles for his defense of the Pentagon's Total Information Awareness project.

This is the same outfit that placed a spyware maker on its "privacy panel." And this comes right on the heels of ChoicePoint chosing a TSA goon as its "privacy" officer.

Who the &^%$#@! do these data rapers think they're fooling with these acts of privacy fakery?

You know, database Moles, Simon Davies' prediction of a techie resistance movement for privacy might need to come true sooner than we imagined.

Posted by Claire @ 10:36 PM CST

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