In his latest blog post Bruce Schneier explains why data mining for terrorist patterns is pretty much useless and unsuccessful, while still killing our privacy.
In the words of Schneier:
We're not trading privacy for security; we're giving up privacy and getting no security in return.
I couldn't agree more.
I'm back from a short vacation without Internet access and thus working hard on catching up with reading emails, RSS feeds etc. etc.
Most notable finding so far (which is on my "read ASAP" list): Data Mining 101: Finding Subversives with Amazon Wishlists.
(via Boing Boing)