"The ideal of America has from the beginning been an insistence that your opportunities shouldn't be limited by your background or your database; that no doors should be permanently closed to anyone who has the wrong smart card. If the 21st century proves to be a time when this ideal is abandoned -- a time of surveillance cameras and creepy biometric face scanning in Times Square -- then Osama bin Laden will have inflicted an even more terrible blow than we now imagine."
An op-ed by William Safire decries the rise of "observational marketing" and condemning George W. Bush for his apparent flip-flop on citizen privacy. New York Times, 2002 May 2.
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