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You ain't had no privacy for many years! And it wasn't the government that tracked your every move... It’s called the Acxiom Corporation, and it’s the quiet giant of a multibillion-dollar industry known as database marketing.


It's a little different knowing that your "demographic characteristics or profiled behaviors" have been targeted by marketers who want to sell you something...

...than it is to find out that you personally can be targeted by gun-wielding agents for an invasive search, seizure, rendition, audit, discriminatory treatment and/or other suspension of civil liberties - all without probable cause.

Until marketers gain the power to throw people in prison or to assassinate people with armed drones, I think that most Americans will continue to be more comfortable with Acxiom Corporation's surveillance than they might be with surveillance, tracking and being identified for singling out by Big Brother.

Privacy and constitutional protections go hand in hand when it comes to protecting one's self from the power of the State. Somehow, salesmen just don't scare people as much as gun-wielding agents do.

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