Archive | December 17, 2002

Total Information Awareness

The government, lead by once-convicted (later overturned) Admiral Poindexter, has established a “Total Information Awareness” counter-terrorism project. While the goal of protecting our citizens through vigilance is laudable, the reach and potential abuses of the agency are frightening. The Cato Institute warns us here that ” [UPDATE: broken link] we shouldn’t always trust the assurances of the Pentagon”. Activists are illustrating the chilling amount of information available already, turning the power of the Internet on [UPDATE: link moved] Admiral Poindexter himself. Similar stories in the [UPDATE: dead link] Washington Times and [UPDATE: dead link] CNN.

MSNBC has a scary report on [UPDATE: dead link] fake escrow services preying on online auction participants.

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