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View Diary: MINORITY REPORT: Govt Can Now Spy on Innocent Americans for Future Criminal Behavior (103 comments)

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  •  WSJ (2+ / 0-)
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    gerrilea, kurt

    From the link.

    Look how they phrase this:

    Previous government proposals to scrutinize massive amounts of data about innocent people have caused an uproar. In 2002, the Pentagon's research arm proposed a program called Total Information Awareness that sought to analyze both public and private databases for terror clues. It would have been far broader than the NCTC's current program, examining many nongovernmental pools of data as well.
    Two paragraphs later, if one reads that far, you see this at the end of a paragraph:
    Congress eventually defunded the program.
    Eventually. What a handy word.
    •  They defunded TIA (1+ / 0-)
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      kurt

      But the people working on it simply moved their projects into different budgets and kept on going. The people involved were still writing the same code, it was just done mostly under TTIC's budget, with parts divvied up among contractors such as Booz, Allen, Hamilton;  SAIC, and others.

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