If your name happens to be David Nelson, you’re on the government’s “hassle me” list. There are a lot of guys named David Nelson.
This article contains a mistake: “Somewhere in the world there’s an actual terrorist suspect named David Nelson who started all this mess.” Not true. It seems that anybody the government feels like hassling can get on the list, including peace activists. I leave the irony as an exercise for the reader.
One thing about this concerns me: the government could use this problem as an excuse to introduce a national ID card system.