FC: Pentagon's Big Brother computer: Echelon on steroids?

From: Declan McCullagh (declanat_private)
Date: Wed Nov 13 2002 - 08:47:13 PST

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    "Pentagon wants a 'Big Brother' supercomputer, from NYT"
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    Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2002 07:44:44 -0500
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    From: Jeremy Epstein <jeremy.epsteinat_private>
    Subject: Re: FC: Pentagon wants a "Big Brother" supercomputer, from NYT
    Also reported in Wash Post at 
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A40942-2002Nov11.html (no 
    registration required).
    It's a well funded program: "The system proposed by Poindexter and funded 
    by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) at about $200 
    million a year, would be able to sweep up and analyze data in a much more 
    systematic way. It would provide a more detailed look at data than the 
    super-secret National Security Agency now has, the former Navy admiral said. "
    Now if those ain't reassuring words.... Echelon on steroids?
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