It's kind of funny when Basil's TiVo thinks he's gay and Kevin's Outlook thinks Scoble's writing is junk, but it won't be funny when CAPPS II thinks you're a terrorist.
i'm pretty sure it already does.
It's already started:
"The names of six passengers sounded similar to those of terrorist suspects provided by the FBI, prompting the French government to ground the planes, the official said on condition of anonymity.
Pierre Debue, director of the French border police, said U.S. officials have asked France to check out a few suspicious names on passenger lists nearly every day since Christmas Eve.
One turned out to be a 5-year-old child, and another was a prominent Egyptian scientist, he said. The Wall Street Journal reported that two other suspected "terrorists" turned out to be an elderly Chinese woman and a Welsh insurance agent."
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