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The Pentagon is about to embark on a stunningly ambitious research project designed to gather every conceivable bit of information about a person's life, index all the information and make it searchable.
The embryonic LifeLog program would dump everything an individual does into a giant database: every e-mail sent or received, every picture taken, every Web page surfed, every phone call made, every TV show watched, every magazine read.
This is when they pretend to be in the process of implementing something new (such as a new form of control or a new form of technology), which has, in fact, already been secretly implemented by them. Thus, for example, if a certain false implementation is ever discovered by a conspiracy theorist, the conspiracy theorist will waste his time forever trying to stop the introduction of something that actually already exists.
False implementation after the fact is somewhat similar to the "limited hangout" form of deception. A limited hangout is when someone voluntarily confesses to committing a small crime in order to cover up their real crime.
"LifeLog aims to compile a massive electronic database of every activity and relationship a person engages in. This is to include credit card purchases, web sites visited, the content of telephone calls and e-mails sent and received, scans of faxes and postal mail sent and received, instant messages sent and received, books and magazines read, television and radio selections, physical location recorded via wearable GPS sensors, biomedical data captured through wearable sensors, The high level goal of this data logging is to identify "preferences, plans, goals, and other markers of intentionality."  The DARPA program was cancelled in 2004 after criticism from civil libertarians concerning the privacy implications of the system.
I make it a point every time I call a friend to say quite clearly "Infidel", "Bomb" and "Al-Qaeda" in random places, just so I can force the automatic recorders to start, and have some poor headphone jockey have to waste his time and listen to the whole recording on the basis that it might be something worthwhile.
The latest : As reported by Time Magazine, Giuliani’s private consulting firm, Giuliani Partners, received a $6.5 million windfall for helping a tech company called Seisint Inc. land government contracts for a massive data-mining program — a system the firm said could help fight terror by using supercomputers to store “billions of pieces of information from public records.”