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Monday, November 24, 2003

MATRIX: TIA Reloaded
How did I miss this from last month?

“Congress killed the Pentagon’s ‘Total Information Awareness’ data mining program, but now the federal government is trying to build up a state-run equivalent,” said Barry Steinhardt, Director of the ACLU’s Technology and Liberty Program.

“In essence, the government is replacing an unpopular Big Brother initiative with a lot of Little Brothers,” he added, noting that the program is receiving $12 million from the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security. “What does it take for the message to get through that government spying on the activities of innocent Americans will not be tolerated?”
-- From the ACLU.

And Michigan is one of the states participating. Thanks to another fine Ann Arbor blog, The Bunker, for pointing me to that one!

BTW, Rob Goodspeed has a pretty good list of area blogs, although he inexplicably fails to include Cyndy's MouseMusings.