Will the Real ‘Big Brother’ Please Stand Up…
Posted on May 16, 2006
When the government can’t legally dig up your medical records, call histories and voter registration information, it turns to the data mining company ChoicePoint—which has sucked up over $1 billion in federal contracts.
Do. Not. Miss. this article on how the frightening industry of data mining works.
... The leader in the field of what is called “data mining,” is a company called, “ChoicePoint, Inc,” which has sucked up over a billion dollars in national security contracts.
Worried about Dick Cheney listening in Sunday on your call to Mom? That ain’t nothing. You should be more concerned that they are linking this info to your medical records, your bill purchases and your entire personal profile including, not incidentally, your voting registration. Five years ago, I discovered that ChoicePoint had already gathered 16 billion data files on Americans—and I know they’ve expanded their ops at an explosive rate.
ChoicePoint is perhaps the largest data mining company in America, and is, according to reporter Greg Palast, the first source that the U.S. government turns to when it wants to buy personal information on U.S. citizens that it can’t legally obtain itself.