In comments, mountainbear linked to more leftist McCarthyism.
I just read Charles Stross’s “Rule 34“. It shares many of the creepy possibilities of social networking analysis. These bad puppies need to get their noses rubbed in their own dirt, pronto. But we’re going to hand them our medical data instead?
Sure. What could go wrong?
The entire idea is so stupid. It’s like “police trojans” and “data storage” like they want to do it in Germany (discussion has been raging for a while now, usually the techs winning by saying the government and police don’t have the knowledge to do it and the politicians backpaddling when they realize that the internet is essentially a magic for them (since they have no clue about the tech involved).)
It’s not going to work. It’s only going to waste money, bandwidth and storage space. But let them do it. I would suggest as resistance to make one completely empty, stupid post per day. Copy and paste it for all it’s worth. There is no way they can actually work through all online messages. Not even the best programs can help them. Programs follow algorythms. They can’t understand syntax and emotion (or the most primitive codewords.)
Not to mention that any servers for this have to be online… and that means… plenty of DOS attacks and similar incoming for them, because I doubt Anonymous (and other groups) would just twiddle their thumbs.
It’s a retarded idea that can only be spawned in the brains of people who don’t belong to the those who understand binary (or just the difference between bits and bytes, I’m sure if Bernanke hears “bytes” he’s thinking “food”.) After all, there are 10 kinds of people: those who understand binary, and those who don’t.