Posts Tagged ‘Data mining’

Unreasonable searches and drone killings

Peter Scheer @ SFChronicle.com on June 12, 2013 – Open Forum on NSA’s snooping First came news accounts of the government’s use of armed drones in the targeted killing of terrorists abroad. Then came the revelations about government surveillance programs, breathtaking in their scale, tapping into data on phone calls, e-mails, Internet searches and more. […]

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Congressional data mining and security

Image by moonhouse via Flickr“By slipping a simple, three-sentence provision into the gargantuan spending bill passed by the House of Representatives last week, a congressman from Silicon Valley is trying to nudge Congress into the 21st Century. Rep. Mike Honda (D-Calif.) placed a measure in the bill directing Congress and its affiliated organs — including […]

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