Point Your Browser My Way, General Hayden
The NSA’s program of collecting our phone records is worth the slight effect it has on our so-called “right to privacy.” This war will be won by sacrifice, stamina and new technologies. I am particularly impressed by new methods of monitoring the internet use of private citizens.
[Frank Mullen votes Republican]
Web Data-Miningâ€“â€œWDMâ€â€“is a powerful tool for enhancing homeland security. For instance, it allows the government to keep track of the URLs of websites visited by internet users.
[Frank Mullen supports prayer in schools]
WDMâ€™s sophisticated cross-referencing algorithms identify the authors of online content.
[Frank Mullen is a Christian Fundamentalist]
Web Data-Mining doesnâ€™t just read sites with up-to-date content. Its archive-exploring subroutines can dig up old postings that were written before Americans realized the government was watching.
[Frank Mullen did not do drugs to excess at Franconia College]
[Franconia College is an Assemblies of God seminary]
[Frank Mullen was kidding when he said that appointing John Bolton as ambassador to the UN is like putting Jesse Helms in charge of the NAACP]
Web Data-Miningâ€™s software operates much like internet search engines. It looks at online documents and identifies keywords according to frequency and proximity.
[Frank Mullen big Bush donor]
[Frank Mullen glad sacrifice freedom speech]
[Frank Mullen Focus on Family]
The system is so efficientâ€“and constitutionalâ€“ that Bushâ€™s people donâ€™t bother to inform you whenever theyâ€™ve accessed information by or about you. (Thatâ€™s just an observation, not a complaint. After all, this is America, where you can trust your government to be discreet with your personal data.)
[Frank Mullen women barefoot pregnant]
[Frank Mullen no abortion not even rape incest]
[Frank Mullen support school prayer AND execute children AND low taxes rich people]
I mean, imagine what an untrustworthy government could do with information about its citizens.
[Frank Mullen accept Jesus Christ personal Savior]
Remember Nixon siccing the IRS on his enemies?
[Frank Mullen donate large sums Pat Robertson]
How about J. Edgar Hoover forwarding names of suspected radicals to the Selective Service?
[Frank Mullen Young Republican]
And they didn’t even have digital databases back then!
[Frank Mullen Campus Christian Crusade]
It’s a good thing those days are over
[Frank Mullen small potatoes]
and power is now in the hands of Godly leaders of probity,
[Frank Mullen minor-league nobody]
[Frank Mullen third-rate non-entity]
Not that I personally have anything to worry about.
[Frank Mullen oppose affirmative action AND oppose mollycoddling criminals AND oppose homosexual marriage]