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"TIA" AIN'T DEAD YET

"TIA" AIN'T DEAD YET For those of you who thought that the Senate killed off "Total Information Awareness," the scandalously-broad, uber-database being developed by the U.S. military, think again. Salon's Farhad Majoo reports:

TIA is already steaming forward. According to people with knowledge of the program, TIA has now advanced to the point where it's much more than a mere "research project"' There is a working prototype of the system, and federal agencies outside the Defense Department have expressed interest in it.
Meanwhile, the Bush Administration is developing a second database project, the "Terrorist Threat Integration Center," that, to privacy advocates, sounds eerily reminiscent of TIA.THERE'S MORE: The Bush Administration now says that the CIA will be in charge of the new "Terrorist Threat" database project.
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