Tuesday, March 14, 2006

War on Terror

From this report it seems that a surveillance program that was so egregious in it's violation of civil rights that it was dismantled a few years ago after the details were made public.

Guess what. . .
A controversial counter-terrorism program, which lawmakers halted more than two years ago amid outcries from privacy advocates, was stopped in name only and has quietly continued within the intelligence agency now fending off charges that it has violated the privacy of U.S. citizens.

Research under the Defense Department's Total Information Awareness program -- which developed technologies to predict terrorist attacks by mining government databases and the personal records of people in the United States -- was moved from the Pentagon's research-and-development agency to another group, which builds technologies primarily for the National Security Agency, according to documents obtained by National Journal and to intelligence sources familiar with the move.

Yes, the war on terror is being fought on our own shores by spooks and big, big computers. Be careful with that ATM card, boys and girls. . .