And Now We Worry
Ambinder reader TDE on Barack Obama's sophisticated database-building operation:
I donated a small amount and supplied my work contact information below before the California primary. A few days later, I get a message on my home answering machine – not the numbers below and _not_ a listed number – thanking me for my support and inviting me to an event “at a neighbor’s house” two blocks from my house (miles away from the information I supplied below). I was not contacted at my work address. So they took my name from the donation and then located my unlisted home phone number and unprovided home address and put it in their database so they could contact me for a neighborhood meet up.
Not sure we need to give this team access to even the NSA's legal powers, much less it's new Bush-era unrestrained spying power. Just saying.