I’ll Bet You Never Thought About it This Way

Muslim registry, Jewish registry, immigrant registry, already imperfectly yet effectively in place.

I called it a cesspool. It’s worse than that (jwz):

But if you think that Facebook is not already a Muslim registry, you have really not been paying attention:

Facebook, of course, already asks for and retains sensitive information about the race, religion, and location of its users and allows advertisers to target narrow segments of people based on that personal information. Government officials here and abroad already use the social network to track activists and dissidents.

“We would never create a registry” sounds a little less convincing when phrased as “we would never run that particular SQL query on our existing database”, doesn’t it?