Knowledge is power

luis acosta writes \”William Safire questions whether giving the
John Poindexter \”Total Information Awareness\”
is a good idea here.\”

Slashdot Has A Thread that points to CNET, and MSNBC as well.
Safire says:
\”Every purchase you make with a credit card, every magazine subscription you buy and medical prescription you fill, every Web site you visit and e-mail you send or receive, every academic grade you receive, every bank deposit you make, every trip you book and every event you attend — all these transactions and communications will go into what the Defense Department describes as \”a virtual, centralized grand database.\”