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Total Information Awareness Becomes Total Terrorism Awareness

Big news day concerning DARPA’s Total Information Awareness Program, which according to this press release, is now called the Terrorism Awareness Information Program. This change coincides with the agency’s report to Congress delivered today, with links to associated documents as follows:

  • Guide to the Report to Congress
  • download Executive Summary (6 pages, 30Kb, pdf)
  • download Detailed Information (102 pages, 1.3Mb, pdf)
  • download Letters Transmitting the Report to Congress (8 pages, 90Kb, pdf)
  • Testimony of Barry Steinhardt, Director of the ACLU Technology and Liberty Program, on Government Data Mining, before the House Government Reform Subcommittee on Technology, Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations and the Census, May 20
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    And from the spin cycle, see these related news articles: Pentagon Tries To Reassure Congress On Surveillance Program; TIA report addresses privacy concerns; Congress urged to watch privacy; and Military Says Computer Dragnet to Include Limits.

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