Few people read this blog so I have it on good authority that you will not be tracked by any NSA computer if you do stop by. Just kidding.
Tyler Cowen links to an FT column of a couple of days ago which is eerily prescient. The FT article essentially argues that we need to be very wary of the unholy alliance of Big Data (think Silicon Valley) and politicians. He wrote it before the news about Verizon and the data mining of Internet firms by the NSA. If you’re just a little bit disturbed right now, the thoughts he offers will ratchet up your concern. Hopefully you can get to it as the FT is gated but read Cowen for a taste at least if you can’t.