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Tuesday, September 02, 2014, 12:45 a.m.

Big Data meets Big Brother

In the dystopian future of George Orwell's 1984, the government uses an endless state of war to justify food rationing by the Ministry of Plenty, rewriting history by the Ministry of Truth, and brutal interrogation by the Ministry of Love. Recently, President Obama's Privacy Working Group, a response to the public outcry over the mass collection of telephone data, concluded that the government needed to collect and review more private ...

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