Posts Tagged: Electronic Frontier Foundation

Information Awareness Office (IAO)

Information Awareness Office (IAO): A project of the Defense Department’s Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). The IAO is responsible for a controversial project at the Pentagon called Total Information Awareness, run by former Reagan aide and convicted criminal John Poindexter. Total Information Awareness is a master database of corporate databases, collecting information on anyone and

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government “Big Brother” database

Great — our government is using the new Homeland Security measures to build a “Big Brother” database to track what you purchase. Geek News: Pentagon confirms development of “Big Brother” test database The Pentagon confirmed the development of a prototype database to track consumer and business transactions under an initiative called the Total Information Awareness

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FBI and customer discount cards

According to Fox News: Store Customer Cards a Source for FBI? So you have a secret craving for Little Debbie peanut butter bars and a penchant for Kendall-Jackson merlot? While that customer loyalty card at the supermarket might perceivably save you a few pennies at the checkout counter, your buying habits could end up in

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