My Two Census

Formerly the non-partisan watchdog of the 2010 US Census, and currently an opinion blog that covers all things political, media, foreign policy, globalization, and culture…but sometimes returning to its census/demographics roots.

Is Big Brother Watching You in 2010?

Even though we at MyTwoCensus feel that the Census Bureau’s GPS technology is light-years behind where it should be, Douglas V. Gibbs of the American Daily Review is worried about private personal data being leaked to the federal government via 2010 Census operations. Check out an excerpt from the article:

GPS coordinates of your front door will make it easier for the government to monitor you. The U.S. Census Bureau is simply an excuse – a harmless looking means of obtaining the front door coordinates. The creation of GPS coordinates for front doors has nothing to do with the Census, in all honesty, no matter how much the United States Government tries to convince you that it does.

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2 Responses to “Is Big Brother Watching You in 2010?”

  1. guy incognito Says:

    insane! First, the GPS is nowhere near your actual door (most listers guestamate) but there is no name information attached to the addresses. They are just map spots relative to the block they are located on. More of a quality assurance function really, making sure the lister is on turf and not at home on the google

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