With too much irrelevant data to sort through ("Oh my, yet another person who pays for their coffee with cash AND has more than a week's worth of food in their pantry!"), they can't tell true threats from non-threats.
It's funny, but at the same time rather sad. This clearly demonstrates that all of this privacy- destroying is making everyone less safe, and not just less safe from the government.
"Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice." -- Thomas Paine
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