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+ - Government databases, so what?

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makisupa
makisupa writes "Sorry folks, I've lost my firm grasp of what it is exactly we're all knee-jerking in fear about when governments start databases of this or that lately. Okay we wake up tomorrow and the government has a comprehensive database of our children ... or a database of video from a huge network of CCTV records from public places. I know this is inviting the tinfoil hat people out of their hillside caves, but what's the big deal? What are the scenarios we fear? What threats to they pose? Can they be ranked by potential threat?"

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