May 24, 2003
"I'm sorry Sir, you just lost your world privileges"

If your name is David Nelson you're about to be permanently out of luck. Your rights to interact with computer systems has been revoked. If you desire to interact with any computer system that requires you to use your name, then that system will be permanently unavailable to you. You should consider yourself lucky though. There are other names out there, so powerful, that having them will lead to your immediate apprehension.
If you desire in the future to interact with anything we suggest you change your name. We should point out however that a record of a name change while adult is itself an immediate red flag to monitoring authorities. You will be watched.

Scale that story to Total Information Awareness proportions and you have a nightmare. Reasons enough to proceed on that road with great caution.

Posted by Claus at May 24, 2003 03:24 AM