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Whirlibird, yes the volume is such that govt. can’t actually do anything with most of the data they are gathering, but for those they deem to be be suspicious or enemies, they can hone in. The problem of course is when what makes one suspicious or considered to be an enemy is your political views. Whether it is the IRS, Dept. of Justice, or others, we have already seen too much in the way of people being targeted for their political views. New technologies are always double edged swords and can be used for good or evil, and regretfully the govt. of ‘Bams & friends is using this stuff for evil.