And you think there aren’t some in the LEO community who aren’t abusing their information data bases?
Tell me how you think the people at the NSA are using their access to data and ability to gather data.
Stop for a while and think. pause and reflect.
Now focus your mind on the 2012 Obama re-election machine. Focus on their access to the NSA. Think through the implications.
Now take a few seconds to refocus your thoughts on how these type of actions can be used to mold peoples actions. Think about how this level of drilling down can be used to influence your actions, both indirectly (herding) and directly (see the article). If this doesn’t scare the piss out of you and make you ANGRY, you either aren’t paying attention or you live in a fantasy world. I live in the real world and know this is just one data point in a very scary continuum.