Wednesday, July 28, 2004

Video: ACLU - Pizza

This entry represents a first ... I've never linked to a video before, but the ACLU has released an interesting and eye-opening flash animation, illustrating a bit of a worst-case scenario for linked databases. Check it out:

ACLU - Pizza:

"The government and corporations are aggressively collecting information about your personal life and your habits. They want to track your purchases, your medical records, and even your relationships. The Bush Administration's policies, coupled with invasive new technologies, could eliminate your right to privacy completely. Please help us protect our privacy rights and prevent the Total Surveillance Society.

Government programs such as MATRIX and Carnivore are destroying our privacy. We live in a democratic society and government-controlled data systems are a dangerous step toward establishing a 24-hour surveillance society.

Recently Northwest Airlines provided the names, addresses, travel plans and credit card numbers of its customers to a NASA project in complete violation of its own privacy policy. In another example, JetBlue provided information from over a million of its customers to the Transportation Security Administration, also in violation of its own privacy policy."

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