[FoRK] what to do with the PRISM database

Damien Morton dmorton at bitfurnace.com
Thu Jul 11 05:14:46 PDT 2013

On Thu, Jul 11, 2013 at 8:11 AM, Eugen Leitl <eugen at leitl.org> wrote:

> On Thu, Jul 11, 2013 at 02:39:20AM -0400, Damien Morton wrote:
> > Yes, I was imagining the combining of the PRISM database with the kind of
> > big-data analytics databases used by the Obama campaign. You could, for
> > example, map out key opinion leaders within real social networks, and
> > target them for persuasion.
> The classical approach is when trouble is brewing, you concertedly
> blackbag potential rabblerousers for indefinite detention, with possible
> indefinite vacation in labor camps.
That's classical Police State stuff.  Lets assume the user's of PRISM put
their billy clubs down, and restrict themselves to more subtle effectors,
maybe making certain phone calls fail to connect, or delaying delivery of
certain messages.

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