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This -- Every step we take you read the terms of service and -- they do -- -- I didn't have no idea.
Every move we make you have.
Information -- 215.
Short big big he's watching -- dive right into whatever it is.
Figure out ramifications of it later does the government know too much whoa we never have gotten away with -- half of what.
But there are restrictions.
Candidate but he controls we've balanced life liberty and pursuit happens all the time.
Did mining data which are basically like fraud trial of the voters again felt he would -- -- mother load the Democrats took it to the next Fox News report.
Your secrets out.
From Washington DC here's John Roth.
It was in the US capitol behind me that the age of instantaneous electronic communication arguably began.
Samuel Morse officially opened his first telegraph line between here and Baltimore in 1844.
The first message -- transmitted.
Four words from the old testament.
What half god -- Today we might wonder what half Samuel Morse -- Practically all of -- generous with our computers phones and other devices and almost continuous trail of electronic data.
That information can be stored who knows where analyzed by who knows whom or who knows what purpose.
What does that all mean for the rest of us.
Our investigation unfolds as a series of stories that -- seemed unconnected -- few years ago.
A mysterious new -- that are rising in the Utah desert an -- sixth grade class in Massachusetts.
An unprecedented get out the vote effort here in Washington.
In today's world they all tied together.
We begin with a visitor to my home in Atlanta.
If -- estimates -- great to be used to.
In a prior life -- a herd of New York City made a living as a ski -- A sort of private investigator who tracks down people who have skipped town.
Still want to be found.
He'd use the proverbial paper trail which back in the day it was literally made of paper phone -- Credit cards receipts and sell off.
He agreed to come to my home outside Atlanta to follow me around to shell out two days paperless paper trail.
Makes it almost impossible to hide the practice just woke up.
Had a cup of coffee.
-- the laptop the -- -- gathering.
Yeah I think he knows about us Google knows about us Yahoo! knows about us.
The email company knows about -- I'm going to send an email here too.
The lawn service company Ahern says he never had this kind of detailed information back in he -- skip tracing days you -- your phone records that would say.
You know frank call you know.
Had at whatever hour.
We email and frank in notepad and this is what -- -- And according to the chipmaker Intel we send more than 200 -- four million emails every minute.
Each one generating raw information about ourselves that is Ahern says.
If we delete things from our -- there is actually deleted.
-- believe but you have -- a laptop there's -- delete button on the Internet the Internet is forever.
-- -- -- And of course it's not just emails that can last forever.
On average every minute at least six million FaceBook pages.
And one point three million YouTube videos are viewed.
Just turn on my television for one -- I've done by doing that.
Blaylock the cable TV company you know that one your home and to -- changing the channel plus and what you're watching let's pause here for a second.
You probably fix the cable -- knew that.
But later on we're going to tell you how data mining experts working for president Obama's campaign.
Drilled into that information is part of an unprecedented get out the vote effort in 2012.
Did your TV remote help reelect the president.
Netflix analyzes when you pause rewind fast forward or dump out of -- show early.
In fact Netflix use this data to help develop its much talked about original hit series house of cards.
-- gave her and says something similar is happening with my Kindle.
I do more and more of my reading on it books and the daily papers to.
From what I understand -- some of these.
I'm underline -- that's incredible.
This is a prime example of what next to buy a book online and then you find out -- they've been tracking me.
So I've already left a fairly substantial.
Digital trail so -- barely been left.
I'll go run some errands to another -- -- As we hit the road -- heard points out that might GPS tracks everywhere I go out.
But that's not at all.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration proposed regulations requiring auto manufacturers to include event data recorders better known as black boxes in all new cars beginning in September 2014.
Some insurance companies already offer lower rates if you install -- in your current vehicle.
But how much is your privacy worth.
You already give up so much unknowingly first -- and editors bunch -- my customer loyalty and there take that.
You read the terms of service and what they do that -- I didn't have no idea that's.
Let's pause here again.
It turns out many of those terms of service agreements are -- way to learn more about she was a consumer.
These are opt in relationships.
Where you're saying.
This is my identity here's my name here's my address.
Brian Kennedy is this CEO of Epsilon a leading data driven marketing services firm.
-- company builds profiles on consumers to help businesses market to the more directly.
Information on 250.
Billion people area code plus telephone bank card bank card issue date.
Education level income.
Child date of birth.
Dwelling type would you be comfortable.
Giving up as much information about yourself.
As you have about a lot of people out there yes absolutely.
No problems no qualms because Kennedy says that -- into your private world will make your life as a consumer much more satisfied.
Which brings me to my next stop with frank gave her.
Afraid this is a pretty innocuous it's just pediatrics -- one reason is that what little piece of information has -- -- that you wrote.
Your credit card company -- you have a child and just pharmacy as well hasn't it has a record of you having the child.
If I sit and even if I go get some gas but -- go to the pharmacy in -- what can you -- about it.
Well we'll analyze and you can Trace and track all along the consolidating it is the big problem and the scary part.
A quick shot by the ATM where my picture is taken in my bank records the transaction.
It is -- take off down the road.
Any number of traffic cameras record my -- Break evident in the whole group here that we're watching this.
Camera number one and -- picture a license plate that you have -- pass.
They had a record of where you going -- for a.
I finally arrive at the office inside I can hardly make a move that isn't recorded in some form.
Like most big companies Fox News uses security cameras and warns -- that our online activity may be monitored.
Other companies are going a lot further in this regard.
Socio metric solutions of Boston makes this socio metric batch that senses and records how employees interact with their politics.
It gauges how much someone talks -- how much they -- CEO Ben waiver predicts that in six months many companies will be using this -- their ID batch.
Because you are you around on me to look at posture from that motion sensor it changes in acceleration sudden telling -- in during the conversation.
You know -- away from that indicates a lot about him.
In the interaction the whole point with -- technologies to me you know places better place to work to make people productive.
Back in my office I asked -- heard about another device that promises increased productivity.
That's the gold line permission.
And -- did -- phone calls your text if physical location.
-- -- use.
The emails with its its.
-- -- -- By now you're surely thinking that all that digital information is made the job with the skip -- The tracking -- finding of people who would much rather state lost a lot easier.
And your right but as we sit at the beginning back in New York -- -- is no longer in that line of business.
It turns out big data his opened up a more profitable line of work.
He is now helping people.
People -- Britain's Booker has.
People are high and business wanna make sure their homes can't be located and personal things about them FM YS but he says he gives his clients.
That same -- he gives me.
It really possible.
To erase your digital footprint capsule.
Coming up data mining for political -- Is that how President Obama won a second term.
There's a line often attributed to Thomas Jefferson and informed citizenry is the -- -- of democracy.
But what happens when politicians knows so much more about us than we know about them.
My colleague Peter Boyer joins me now from new York and Peter welcome to the team.
Thanks John you know the Obama campaign did know a lot about us and that might have helped him win a second term.
I so wish that I had -- able to fulfill your hopes to lead the country in a different direction.
But the nation shows and other -- to nearly half of America election night when he twelve came as a shock.
With a terrible economy and high unemployment at home new dangers and uncertainty abroad President Obama seemed so good.
My heart and my -- soul was we went -- when I was there.
I think we were convinced the man we knew that the energy and passion was with our voters.
And and we -- polls that showed that I would win among independents and places like Iowa but Romney didn't know what Obama.
-- -- exposure for Obama's team could use the advantages of incumbency.
Time and money to create something new politics.
Extra credit perfect political corporation Sasha Eisenberg literally wrote the book on this new science of political campaign that Obama master.
Make sure people will vote.
-- harnessing your data and running experiments borrowed from behavioral psychology.
The Obama campaign made a virtual profile of every single persuade a -- voter in the country.
Targeted them with personalize messages.
And coax them to the polls -- are basically like drug trials for -- pharmaceutical trials of the voters are beginning picks this experimental politics was developed in this very plain looking Washington DC office building that is home to the labor giant.
The AFL CIO.
Inside -- -- secretive entity called the analyst -- to.
What is the analyst and they also instituted -- consortium of of liberal groups parties' campaigns and consultants -- designed specifically to do science and in secret to help Democrats win elections.
Eisenberg likens this enterprise to a political Manhattan Project with the goal of developing political super weapons.
It was first seen in -- Michigan governor's race six years ago.
A couple of researchers were testing a concept called identities salience.
They randomly assigned voters to get one of several pre election get out the -- reminders and one of them said something like.
Your Peter here's your histories of voter interior -- -- -- and then there was a threat.
A threat to tell your neighbors you didn't vote.
And this increased.
Turnout among people who received by 20%.
On the team recognize that behavioral psychology could help them shape what voters thought and influence how they behave.
The consortium of psychologists.
Help Obama to define Mitt Romney.
Even the conversations that Obama volunteers had with voters were carefully scripted bit Obama get up about -- had this.
-- -- they'd say -- plan to vote on Tuesday what time do you plan to vote.
What will you be doing beforehand where we becoming from.
We know it from experiments that having you make a plan having you visualize yourself doing this in advance makes you more likely to actually follow through on it.
The campaign embedded several people from the analyst institute into the reelection headquarters in Chicago.
So what was K so the -- is very cut the costs Carol Davidson was director of immigration and media targeting for the Obama campaign.
That hardcore analysts were in that room them -- -- -- -- this was our lake.
More top secret where -- so you know.
You don't want us pass coming -- -- -- what was on the screens of ever going and we actually during elections and you really want people to that degree even -- -- The president's tech team worked its -- to determine exactly who to persuade -- -- voters were in the battleground states.
Carol Davidson figured out how to get the Obama message to those specific voters.
She develop something called the optimizer.
It showed her what television shows the persuade ovals were watching and win this information was sold by some cable companies we are able to you.
Get the data from our editor -- just -- it into the system.
And then at the same time parent data to the voter file data.
There's also a lot of people find some expert creek Baptist -- -- out there and is -- a political camp.
-- candidate get emails are directed our -- -- -- -- -- kinda like you did you know the person attendants you sell your -- -- I can say hi Peter is Barack Obama.
That may be jarring.
Eight and ten play yeah.
That would really think -- freak you out so is it is it just difference or is it really concerned about conveniently give me an example.
-- program that I might not expect it does -- political.
We've -- stuff coming Judge Judy and and -- all all over the place did you Benhamou a way of testing whether or not.
The -- was working -- -- appear to findings -- -- like we won the election.
If we define success -- -- how to optimize -- specifically do it the only thing that I can look at is.
We got more impressions we had larger audience and it paid for -- -- -- -- because they're willing to -- things and unconditional basis.
At one point during the campaign they were running.
Shows on sixty different cable stations where is the Romney campaign was running shows on fifteen different cable stations.
Patrick graffiti as a Republican consultant who has been preaching to his party for years about the political power of -- as one side doing better than the other.
I don't think this is a question being at a time I think -- question perhaps of being almost on two different planets well that's a -- view but he he's absolutely right Karl Rove was a Fox News contributor and former White House chief of staff.
Who was also close to the Romney campaign.
The Democrats have a big advantage on this both sides -- targeted the Democrats however took it to the next level.
Rove says the differences Republicans based their analysis on a single -- shot while Obama's team constantly updated -- The brilliance of the Obama campaign was to say we needed dynamically do this so that as events intrude into a campaign.
So we can exploit those opens on election night the Romney camp had no idea what was hitting.
I wondered if that was behind one of the evening's most talked about television moments.
Here we go one of the biggest blocks of votes out -- the state I was Republican suburbs inside Hamilton County -- rove was talking to the Romney campaign.
And they still believed in the army and could wanna.
And they believed and they believed and they believed and as a as a matter of fact at the end of the night you're actually right Hamilton county and historically Republican county.
-- carried narrowly by Republicans in most elections went into the Obama column.
Rove insists that Republicans can compete and will even win this new political arms race.
That will excite many GOP partisans who just won a victory.
But will this new way of politics just give us better manipulators.
Rather than that are leaders.
What happened to old style political gut and political leadership where you're out there trying to sell an idea the people and -- Voters.
This idea is worth voting when you put your finger on -- good because.
If you rely on the dated to dictate everything to you.
You make no room for leadership -- the responsibility of leadership is not simply to follow but to mold public opinion in the right direction.
As we've just seen.
Data is power.
So how would you feel about a new government data center big enough to collect and store every phone call email surveillance video and Internet search.
From around the world.
The Fourth Amendment of the constitution drafted in 1789.
Declared among other things that a person's papers would not be subject unreasonable searches.
The founders felt strongly that we should be able to keep our letters are diaries are writings private.
Years later 1929.
Secretary of state Henry L stimson echoed that sentiment will be shut down the -- -- bureau.
The agency that -- foreign communications.
Gentlemen don't read each other's mail.
Much has changed.
A new electronic age of emails tweets and blogs and -- new political -- posing threats we can't ignore.
Pearl Harbor taught America what it didn't know could hurt it very much.
There was -- need to be up on enemy intelligence.
This -- up artillery.
Round not a -- game and dangerous.
-- After World War II -- the Cold War and the threat of global communism.
It sparked a fierce debate at the highest levels regarding citizens' rights vs national security.
And out of that debate ultimately came.
The National Security Agency or NSA.
In the 1950s.
The -- seder was so -- the joke was the initials stood for no such agency.
What did the president know.
And when did -- know.
After Watergate however.
People wanted to know what the spy agencies were really up to.
General -- -- became the first director of the NSA to testify publicly before congress.
The agency once so secretive was exposed.
The public -- the NSA.
At Fort Meade Maryland was eavesdropping on messages -- into and out of the country.
In response in 1978.
The federal government passed -- -- The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.
Which require the NSA to get -- from special -- -- courts before it could perform certain surveillance within the United States.
The NSA adapted.
And moved on.
It with the fall of the Soviet Union its mission seemed less urgent -- -- and the NSA lagged behind in the latest technology.
As general Michael hate the NSA director who took charge in 1999 put it in an age of telecommunications.
The NSA was becoming death.
But -- eleven delivered a shock that was loud enough for everyone to -- The NSA got a bigger budget and a new mission stop the next attack.
Which leads us to a massive data center being built by the NSA in the Utah desert.
Its capacity to collect and analyze data show enormous it has even former NSA staffers worried.
It's -- really at the turn key situation where can be turned quickly and become a totalitarian state pretty quickly.
How comfortable are you with the government being able to know so much.
Even electrons take up space though not much.
I just but this memory card.
59 bucks 64.
Could hold almost 30000.
Copies of this book war and peace.
But what's even more staggering is an NSA data -- Five times the size of the capitol behind me essentially filled with memory cards and computer chips.
You may not know about it but is Catherine Herridge reports it may soon know about you.
-- -- -- -- 25 miles due south of Salt Lake City and just west of the middle of nowhere a massive construction project is nearing completion.
The heavily secured site belongs to the National Security Agency caught.
Up this nice center.
That's what it says mean -- Larry Amy Kariya who worked with the local sandwich -- told me last summer.
And -- As good -- guess as any for the gargantuan facility be an -- is named do you time data center.
-- fire -- you know Wallace.
Monetary years you know they'll announce.
We were approached a couple years ago about.
Possibly bringing water.
Mark green is blocked -- city manager.
He was asked to figure out how to supply the sender with its extraordinary wonder requirements.
And we build three million gallon -- -- store the water.
-- three million gallon water tank.
Just to -- the air conditioning to cool the computers.
The NSA will neither confirm nor deny the specifics but some estimate that facility will be capable of storing five Xena bytes of data.
To give you an idea how much data is in -- Xena -- Think it at this -- it.
Once an iPhone 5 has sixteen gigabytes of storage.
One terabyte would be about 62 iphones stacked they'll be nineteen inches time.
When pain -- -- would be more than 62000.
Iphones which would reach higher than the Empire State Building.
And -- -- -- it would be more than 62 million iphones reaching higher than the International Space Station.
And just one -- might be more than 62 billion iphones stamped they would reach past the mood.
If it really has -- data -- The data senator could in theory store every email cell phone call Google search and surveillance camera video in America for a bleary long time.
What are they -- do with the Davis.
I don't know it's a classified.
Gary Herbert is Utah's Republican governor.
But you've seen the reports emails phone records banking records all of I've been on a tour are seeing the facilities -- give me kind of a general overview -- what you're going to be doing.
But the specifics and the details of -- -- need to get from them.
But all the NSA would tell us is it do you -- data center is a facility for the intelligence community that we'll have a major focus on cyber security.
We weren't given access but we could see it from the sky.
Raises the most serious questions about the vast amount of data that can be kept in one place.
For many many different sources.
Tom Drake was a senior official at the and is safe from August 2001 to 2000 -- -- before he resigned for reasons we'll tell you about in the second.
Where -- this do you come from are we talking about email traffic are we talking about FaceBook postings are we talking telephone calls travel itineraries.
I don't know precisely.
-- -- is not saying -- for speculation suggests just about any of that and perhaps even more.
Drake says Americans should be concerned about letting the government go too far in the name of security.
The only way have -- securities have a perfect surveillance that's George Karl that's 94.
That's what that would look like.
In Drake is not alone in feeling that way.
-- -- did electronically they could capture build anywhere did the NSA for nearly four decades starting as a data analyst in the days before desktop computers.
After 9/11 BN SC began a warrantless surveillance program approved by President Bush.
It started with the telecoms providing billing data records.
People in the United States calling people in the United States.
My estimate was that they were collecting on the order of three billion day.
Three billion -- -- three billion it's just internal to this country.
In simple terms NSA spying on Americans inside this country that's correct Vinny thought it was wrong and quit in protest.
Someone leaked a story -- the NSA surveillance program to the New York Times which exposed it in 2000 in time.
The NSA officially discontinued that program.
The same year suspecting he was a source for the New York Times leaks the FBI raided -- -- home.
My son answered the door and they pushed him back -- gunpoint and then they came upstairs and I was in the shower and got one guy came in pointed the gun my head and said come on out.
An FBI agent puts a gun in your head and your naked in the shower -- hotel OK -- good thing.
-- denies being a -- and ultimately was not charged with any crimes but a fellow whistle blower months.
Remember Tom -- his house was searched too.
He was indicted on five counts of espionage.
The government ultimately -- those charges in -- deal where Drake pleaded guilty to a single misdemeanor of misusing a government computer.
I did have contact reporter but agree with the reporters I would not sure anything it was was classified.
Any way shape -- -- I continue to believe it was effective.
It was lawful and and it was appropriate.
As the director of the NSA from 1999 to 2005.
General Michael Hayden was Drake and -- boss.
They may have a different view of god bless them this is America have have a different view I think it made America safe.
During a period of great danger.
Hayden says -- and Drake were simply wrong uninformed when they said the program was illegal.
Apparently congress which in 2008 explicitly legalized much of the surveillance going on.
And President Obama who recently re authorize the law agree.
That makes Drake as worried as ever.
He believes President Obama has use that power even more aggressively than the -- Democrats accused of shredding the constitution.
I have private conversations people used to work in the bush administration and -- -- as well we never have gotten away with even half of what.
But there -- restrictions on doing anything this aggressors in has been significantly expand.
As far less transparent and the Bush Administration actually yes.
That's another reason why Damien Drake had become fierce critics of the message -- -- data center.
The real question is what it is the government and do it or could they do it.
And what -- the controls lord of the oversight means.
One man we hoped would answer it the current director of the National Security Agency general Keith Alexander.
When he declined requests to sit down with us for an interview we -- by the offices of a Washington think tank.
We're Alexander was speaking at a cyber security event we -- -- data center pooled the data of American citizens.
We don't hold data on US citizens people there -- NSA.
They take protecting your civil liberties and privacy.
Is the most important thing that they do in securing this nation.
And so when people just show -- -- they're gonna have all this stuff that.
You -- data center that's apple.
Only that's just ludicrous now I'm not gonna come -- and say well here's what we're doing Utah.
That would be ridiculous too because it would give our adversaries.
A tremendous advantage we're not gonna do that.
But -- says Alexander's protestations missed the point.
This is -- about the character of his former NSA colleagues.
It's about the possibility that the government's stunning new capacity to collect store and analyze data.
We'll -- less than noble leaders if not now then in the future.
It's a really a turn key situation where can be turned quickly and become a totalitarian state pretty quickly.
The -- capacities to do that is being set up if we get the wrong person in office story and government.
They could make that happen quickly life liberty and the pursuit of happiness we balance those three virtues all the time.
The question people like me ask.
The American people if so how much more do you want me to do.
What can a government computer know and how -- it -- With the NSA mom we go to Silicon Valley for answers.
And a little later how many of you have an iPhone or an android or an iPad or galaxy -- opinions.
While teaching kids -- not to ruin their lives.
With a Smartphone.
Ruthless people risky business The Man Who Knew Too Much.
These are all videos the recently deceased judge Robert Bork once rented.
How -- we know because when Bork was nominated to the Supreme Court his rental history was leaked to the press.
This privacy violations so outraged people that in 1988.
Congress -- a federal crime to disclose someone's video rental records.
Now -- -- -- -- numerous web sites don't really know what you've watched but what you wanna watch next.
Most people assume the NSA can know a lot more than that.
-- Claudia -- and reports.
Wouldn't -- them and we're changing the computer how to go through large amounts of data.
-- look at large patterns and understand what being dairy Angel is head of him -- a company he founded over fifteen years ago.
That makes it he says one of the most experienced players in the data mining -- -- -- -- tool here called a listening to so this -- collects information about things like Twitter a big part of what the folks at him on and do it scam the web and analyzed data.
It's not unlike what the NS -- try to do at the -- data center sift through the noise all the world's electronic communication.
Isolate the fragments of troubling data then connect those dots before a threat materializes.
What do you think would surprise people most about data mining what don't they know.
I think how clumsy and that's how much work goes into getting even the simplest conclusions.
The data I think there's -- sense that.
Computers can do for more than they actually -- -- biggest challenge isn't collecting and storing the information.
It's making sense of all I picked as the selection of terms that.
A national security person might be interested and some things like radioactive or nuclear power or bridges or stations or airports but here's the tricky part.
If we miss stuff we don't know that's really but on the other hand.
If you if you turn up lots and lots of things that you say might be threats and none of them are people lose confidence immediately stopped looking it's the old crying Wilson right.
So according to Angel even Big Brother faces roadblocks.
But if the NSA wants to track you that you -- data center will likely have the ability to do it.
That being said I think people should be realistic we know Cuban -- going through and looking at doing it's impossible you usually do we'll.
Things with computers goes out in question important.
Do you think people have basically accepted that in this post 9/11 changed they're gonna trust the government do to do what's right with their digital -- and.
Would any of -- -- -- -- -- -- the Internet I think not so the world is probably better.
But along with -- being better we've introduced -- -- news that a wrist.
When we return growing up at an age where all those stupid things you do in live forever on the Internet.
In the late eighteen hundreds future Supreme Court justice Louis Brandeis worried about a new phenomenon.
If newspapers could snap in -- -- anyone's picture what would happen to our privacy.
Years later on the bench he wrote that the right free people value most is the right to be left alone.
If that's still true why are so many people putting so much out there on line.
What do you think are some of these you think about -- you put a photo -- online -- welcome to.
Can't be an appropriate and get a reputation for that its -- Kevin Hodgson is teaching his sixth grade class -- not to ruin their lives with their iphones.
Or whatever gets them on line.
We can do -- for about three years partly because I was noticing my students talking about their lives on FaceBook and it was clear that they weren't quite Scherer with how to navigate through that you should ask yourself.
This -- -- really need to put this up there okay good question.
One of the things that I knows my eleven year old is that -- -- with technology they'll dive right into whatever it is and figure out the ramifications of it later.
What can potentially harmful effects of posting something inappropriate -- -- talking about.
Then developing new digital personality right now that would impact when they're going to jobs in the future and colleges apart from eleven year old -- I tell my kids you can't.
Do things or say things -- -- -- because it's going to follow you.
Stacy -- -- Mayo son Anthony is in Kevin Hudson's class she also has a tenth grade daughter Francesca.
Both have laptops and ipads what are your concerns about that.
I want them to go to college Saturday.
-- -- -- them to not have the admissions office would come and say well this was happening when you're in high school when you're in seventh grade at things like that.
Of course it wouldn't be surprising if some kids -- their parents worry too much after all think about all those ridiculously rich and famous people who arguably got that way.
Thanks to many a parent's worst nightmare in the Internet age.
-- dashing sexting was uploaded on the Internet soon she was a reality show star and the center of a multi million dollar empire.
Paris Hilton was just a local New York socialite hoping for a reality show hit.
Her sex -- on the Internet helped make that happen.
When -- and Charlie sheen's career was teetering on the brink.
He began tweeting at all sorts of embarrassing messages and posting videos that in an earlier today who would have finished it now.
As it happens.
These days you can dig yourself out of a hole by shoveling deeper they would rather have the -- and a celebrity and have.
Well I guess I would actually call it a sense of self respect.
Daniel manager of the Wall Street Journal's editorial page calls it the age of indiscretions.
Do you keep that in the back of your mind.
-- your -- me at some point where your daughter maybe do something outrageous.
Just to get no I haven't thought about it with my kids now that you.
We are picking us up oh my goodness -- -- -- it out.
It's it's scary for me to think that we.
-- -- -- fear captures one of the great paradoxes of the digital age.
Half a century ago novelist George Orwell imagined -- society in which our every movement is monitored by an all seeing figure called.
Today big data has far more ability than even Orwell imagined -- -- record analyze everything we do.
To even know much to what we think.
But one thing would surely surprise Orwell instead of our citizens demanding their privacy.
They can't wait to give it away -- the root yen.
Is behaving like a moron I think a lot of people are willing to give up their privacy give up their sense of shame give up their embarrassment.
Problem is there's just not enough favor fortune for everyone with its digital camera and a broadband connection.
But the capacity -- grew up your life does seem limitless and Domino's Pizza employees fired and criminally charged after posting a video of themselves.
Doing gross things to -- they were preparing.
A high school math teacher put on leave after tweeting pictures of herself.
-- -- and allegedly smoking pot today I'm announcing my resignation from congress.
And who can forget -- New York congressman Anthony Weiner.
Forced to resign in disgrace after it tweeted picture of his private went viral.
There was a point in the past if you were about to do something like that could be a little voice in the back to your head saying.
I don't think you should do this.
How many of you have an iPhone or an android or an iPad or galaxy -- hands while which brings us back to that Massachusetts classroom.
The question it is with all the mixed messages out there.
Which choices we'll these kids may was -- what do you do you just trust -- blind faith.
I think they hate to admit that -- And try to keep the conversation open.
Two generations ago Gordon -- the founder of chipmaker Intel predicted computers would double their capacity about every two years.
This proved so accurate that it's become known as Moore's law.
Modern data collecting in mining has expanded with breathtaking velocity the question is.
Where there are social political and legal institutions can keep up.
To ensure big data.
Doesn't turn into Big Brother.
Ultimately it's only is aware informed citizens in other words by carefully watching for ourselves what's going on around us they will get and -- The country we want.
One that's efficient.
One that safe.
But also one that doesn't always have it's.
Looking over our shoulder.
That's our show.
Thanks for watching.
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