Re: ~e; Total Information Awareness

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Date Tue, 8 Nov 1983 00:26:04 +0000
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I think that the "fight against terrorism" is becoming an excuse for a 
biger control of personal data, and then George Orwell "1984"  can take 
place in 2004. It's one of the main problems of the world where we are 
living: there alaways have exist cientists, developers and so on 
working with good intentions and always have exist persons missusing 
that work with bad intentions...

Sorry 4 the bad english,


On Sábado, Novembro 9, 2002, at 04:58  PM, human being wrote:

> // one aspect of dismantling "the stovepipes" separating information
> // may be, as in a real building, connected to the real possibility of
> // asphyxiating whatever it is that is supposed to be protected. the
> // magical transformation of more and more information through a type
> // of alchemic engineering of knowledge is, need it be said, absurd.
> Pentagon Plans a Computer System That Would Peek at Personal Data of 
> Americans
> (full article)
> The Pentagon is constructing a computer system that could create a 
> vast electronic dragnet, searching for personal information as part of 
> the hunt for terrorists around the globe — including the United > States.
> As the director of the effort, Vice Adm. John M. Poindexter, has 
> described the system in Pentagon documents and in speeches, it will 
> provide intelligence analysts and law enforcement officials with 
> instant access to information from Internet mail and calling records 
> to credit card and banking transactions and travel documents, without 
> a search warrant.
> ...
> "This could be the perfect storm for civil liberties in America," said 
> Marc Rotenberg, director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center 
> in Washington "The vehicle is the Homeland Security Act, the 
> technology is Darpa and the agency is the F.B.I. The outcome is a 
> system of national surveillance of the American public."
> ...
> The system would permit a team of intelligence analysts to gather and 
> view information from databases, pursue links between individuals and 
> groups, respond to automatic alerts, and share information 
> efficiently, all from their individual computers.
> ...
> The system is one of a number of projects now under way inside the 
> government to lash together both commercial and government data to 
> hunt for patterns of terrorist activities.
> ...
> Admiral Poindexter,.. was convicted in 1990 for his role in the 
> Iran-contra affair, had worked as a contractor on one of the projects 
> he now controls. Admiral Poindexter's conviction was reversed in 1991 
> by a federal appeals court because he had been granted immunity for 
> his testimony before Congress about the case."
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