A back door to Poindexter’s Orwellian dream

Paul Lewis noticed This Register Article on Total Information Awareness coming to fruition, only under state, not federal, auspices.

They say TIA lives on at the state level in an incarnation called, ominously, the MATRIX (Multistate Anti-Terrorism Information Exchange).
There are federal dollars behind it — four million from the Department of Justice — which makes it clear that the Feds will be expecting a payoff.

It also appears that the scheme is geared more towards data mining in quest of garden-variety criminal activity than anything to do with international terrorism.