DARPA Work Continues

Despite an outcry over privacy implications, the government is pressing ahead with DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) research to create ultrapowerful tools to mine millions of public and private records for information about terrorists. AP story here. Congress had previously eliminated a Pentagon office run by Ret.Admiral John Poindexter, but now has transfered his “Total Awareness Program” to other government agencies, where it continues full throttle. Patterns of activity of everyday citizens (including which books they check out from their library) are evaluated as clues to potential terrorist threats.