What we’ve moved away from is this idea in a sense you should only target those that you have reasonable suspicion of and we’ve moved to a point where we’re saying everybody is suspicious and we have a right to target everybody.
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“The Bush administration currently suing the telecom giants in order to keep them quiet. And who should we see about granting them immunity from that? Over at the judiciary committee chairman John Conyers trying to learn more in the wake of this weeks other warrantless surveillance bombshell, allegations that the administration’s program appears to have started 6 months BEFORE the 9/11 attacks.”
But in addition to gathering sorting and cataloging information from public records about virtually every American, Acxiom has another business. Its acres of computers store private information about us. Information that is gathered by the nations banks, insurers, credit card issuers, retailers, car makers, and telecom companies. Almost every time you make a purchase, whether buying a book or going to the supermarket or booking a trip, there’s a record of your transaction. A record that’s kept by the company you did business with. Using a combination of this personal information along with its vast storehouse of public data, Acxiom’s computers are able to paint a remarkably detailed portrait of many Americans.