‘It’s pretty scary, the stuff you can get on people’

Political groups are finding out what kind of car their prospective supporters drive, how much they earn, what sort of neighborhood they live in and what magazines they read.

U.S. census information provided by millions of Americans was used in a government study to profile airline passengers as terrorist risks. (Information which is supposed to be confidential…doncha know.) Northwest Airlines, despite denials, also provided millions of bits of customer data.

Devices like these or these may be able to detect lying better than a polygraph and less intrusively. Now, if we could just get every voter a pair before the Elephants and Donkeys have their National Conventions…my goodness, wouldn’t the election be more interesting. Joking aside, this is some spooky damn tech, right’chere.

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