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I've been quiet lately, I know.

Busy with other things.  Feeling the ennui with activism topics, I feel like my energy is better spent elsewhere since the government mostly isn't listening.   But the return of Total Information Awareness gets at least a mild reaction.  This is the program started by Homeland Security to data-mine consumer datasets in search of "terrorists" that caused enough of a public outcry for the program to be canceled.

Supposedly canceled, anyway.  As predicted, it was renamed and funded from different sources and didn't miss a beat.  And it's already being used in domestic criminal investigations -- notably unrelated to terrorism.  Data from car rental companies, hotel chains, and even department stores is being correlated.

This is exactly what the 4th Amendment was intended to prevent.

2009-09-23 12:36:50.0 by TriggerFinger. 0 comments
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