How to Process the Latest Horrible Information

If you're free Friday afternoon, I'll be participating in an event called "Ask Scott Meyer" (It's a good thing I was available.) on Twitter. It's hosted by GoComics, and starts at 1:30 PM Eastern time. #AskScottMeyer.

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Reader Comments (2)

The thing I don't like is that when they cast their nets that widely, they can't sort out the useful information.
They get so much information that they either have multitudes of trainees, or software, focused on a few "key" details or searchwords that the real bad guys inevitably learn to avoid, leaving them with unsuspecting crime show fans, heavy metal fans, and other people who might use the terms they're looking for without realising the trouble they're getting themselves into.
These people will be "made examples of" in the mistaken belief that this will at least intimidate people who have real harmful intentions.
In other words, Scott's right, the government's doing it badly.

April 22, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDee

Turns out the government knows everywhere I go, everything I eat, every one of my fiends' political opinions. I might just have to unfriend the NSA on Facebook...

April 22, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKimo

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