Thursday, January 05, 2006

Mass computerized wiretapping

More on the implications of massive data-mining and computerized interception of voice calls, from FuturePundit and David Friedman.

FuturePundit asks the question, "Would you rather be watched by computers or people?" and suggests that the former is better--but fails to examine the question of whose computers are doing the monitoring and whether they can be trusted not to abuse it.

1 comment:

Einzige said...

Are the Friedmans really statists in disguise?

I mean, first Milton gives the government the idea for income tax withholding (for which, IMHO, he should forever remain on every libertarian's shit list), and now David goes and does this!

What gives?