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United States Patent # 5,819,241

"More particularly, the invention relates to an interactive process in which a database of demographic and other relevant information is used to selectively apply specific, targeted information, such as advertisements, coupons, or messages onto a letter or parcel, if there is a match between the sender and/or recipient information on the letter or parcel and the information in the database. The database is constantly updated as letters or parcels pass through the system." This has privacy violation written all over it. Consider the implications of a database that knows everyone you've written to or received a letter from.

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Jared Spool ←  → Tiananmen Square, 1989 : The Declassified Documents