More Opposition to TIA

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on January 24, 2003

The Association for Computing Machinery’s U.S. Public Policy Committee issued a press release “recommending a rigorous independent review of the U.S. Government’s Total Information Awareness (TIA) program.” The organization also issued a copy of a letter they sent to the Armed Services Committee, on behalf of their membership of 70,000 computer scientists, stating in part: “As computer scientists and engineers we have significant doubts that the computer-based TIA Program will achieve its stated goal of “countering terrorism through prevention. Further, we believe that the vast amount of information and misinformation collected by any system resulting from this program is likely to be misused to the detriment of many innocent American citizens.”

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