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There ain't nothin' more powerful than the odor of mendacity

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Big Daddy in the Tennessee Williams play Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

There ain't nothin' more powerful than the odor of mendacity…

Thomas Friedman last year introduced his fans to the term "big data"

As the world gets wired together through the Web and social networks, and as more and more sensors run machines that are talking to other machines across the Internet, we are witnessing the emergence of “Big Data.” These are the mountains of data coming out of all these digital interactions, which can then be collected, sifted, mined and analyzed — like raw materials of old — to provide the raw material for new inventions in health care, education, manufacturing and retailing.

And this week he champions the government's use of big data to eviscerate our Constitutional protections under the First. Fourth. and Fifth amendment:
(Thomas Friedman on Edward Snowden)

we don’t live in a world any longer where our government can protect its citizens from real, not imagined, threats without using big data…

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