Someone chooses you, maybe because your eyes are blue. The choice
is made and the shaft of the projectile focuses and point
s to your records. ChoicePoint
.ChoicePoint, as a matter of policy, does not verify the accuracy of its data and argues that it is the user's responsibility to verify accuracy.Firm Mines Wealth Of Personal Data
"Identification and credential verification services"
According to the TSA, the firm keeps more than 17 billion records of individuals and businesses, which it sells to more than half of America's top 1,000 companies. It also contracts with over 7,500 state and local government agencies, including law enforcement.
Executives at ChoicePoint Inc. - which bought the company whose list Florida officials used to prevent thousands from voting in the 2000 presidential election - were among the biggest contributors to U.S. Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman's re-election campaign
from January to March, records show.
Greg Palast: "You can call it the privatization of the FBI -- though it is better described as the creation of a private KGB."Genetic surveillance. This is acceptable??
FEAR (Fear For Sale
) is a lucrative business -- not just for ChoicePoint, but for firms such as Syntech, Sybase and Lockheed-Martin -- each of which has provided lucrative posts or profits to connected Republicans including former Total Information Awareness chief John Poindexter (Syntech), Marvin Bush (Sybase) and Lynn Cheney (Lockheed-Martin).The Five Most Shocking Things About the ChoicePoint Debacle
Surveillance of phone records is peanuts.
posted by Cyndy