More Surveillance Won't Help

from the better-surveillance-will dept

With all the talk of how the new terrorism bill will wipe away a bunch of our civil liberties, Bruce Schneier makes the very important point that even if these measures had been in place, they wouldn't have prevented the attacks. So, what's the point of putting them in place now? Even Attorney General John Ashcroft admitted they wouldn't have helped. Instead of creating broader surveillance (more data to deal with) they need to work on better methods of surveillance.


Add Your Comment

Have a Techdirt Account? Sign in now. Want one? Register here
Get Techdirt’s Daily Email
Save me a cookie
  • Note: A CRLF will be replaced by a break tag (<br>), all other allowable HTML will remain intact
  • Allowed HTML Tags: <b> <i> <a> <em> <br> <strong> <blockquote> <hr> <tt>
Follow Techdirt
A word from our sponsors...
Essential Reading
Techdirt Reading List
Techdirt Insider Chat
A word from our sponsors...
Recent Stories
A word from our sponsors...

Close

Email This