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US Big Brother Awards 2005
« on: April 08, 2005, 12:19:37 pm »

Wired News:
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Two major data brokers, a California elementary school and Google's Gmail service are leading contenders for the Big Brother Awards -- a dubious prize spotlighting organizations with egregious privacy practices.

Award recipients will receive a statue of a golden boot stomping on a human head.
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There are some clear front runners. Davis estimated that at least one in five nominations submitted named ChoicePoint, the data broker that generated headlines earlier this year after selling personal information for about 145,000 people to criminals.

ChoicePoint already received Big Brother's Greatest Corporate Invader award in 2001. This year, it could receive the Lifetime Menace award, previously granted to Osama bin Laden, Adm. John Poindexter and the National Security Agency, among others.

See also US Big Brother 2005 Nominations and Big Brother Awards International
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