Banality of Error

Data Aggregation company Choicepoint has been under the microscope and the public is not liking what it is seeing. (and can you blame them, really, when these "reports" have false data, like the "fact" that you died 20 years ago, and that everyone should be investigated in Texas?). People aggregate data on us all the time and even "sell" it to others (for money, in the case of law enforcement and private investigation, in social capital in most cases). The problem seems to emerge when you hook it up to a state apparatus, complete with guns and jails.

Shades of Brazil, anyone?

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