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ACLU on Total Information Awareness

[JURIST] The American Civil Liberties Union Wednesday renewed its warnings [ACLU government surveillance backgrounder] about the US government's Total Information Awareness cybersecurity initiative. Listen to a briefing [recorded audio] featuring ACLU Legislative Counsel Katie Corrigan, Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) ( sponsor of a amendment limiting Total Information Awareness), and Barbara Simons, head of the Association for Computing Machinery’s policy wing and a critic of the technical ideas underpinning the Pentagon’s program. DARPA (the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) offers this fact sheet [PDF] on TIA.

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