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Submission + - What Medical Tests Should Teach Us about the NSA Surveillance Program

Davak writes: In many ways finding the small amount of terrorists within the United States is like screening a population of people for a rare disease. A physician explains why collecting excessive data is actually dangerous. Each time a test is run, the number of people incorrectly identified quickly dwarfs the correct matches. Just like in medicine, being incorrectly labelled has serious consequences.
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What Medical Tests Should Teach Us about the NSA Surveillance Program

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