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Fri Mar 23, 2012, 10:11 AM

U.S. Relaxes Limits on Use of Data in Terror Analysis

Source: NY Times

U.S. Relaxes Limits on Use of Data in Terror Analysis
By CHARLIE SAVAGE
Published: March 22, 2012

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is moving to relax restrictions on how counterterrorism analysts may retrieve, store and search information about Americans gathered by government agencies for purposes other than national security threats.

Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. on Thursday signed new guidelines for the National Counterterrorism Center, which was created in 2004 to foster intelligence sharing and serve as a terrorism threat clearinghouse.

The guidelines will lengthen to five years — from 180 days — the amount of time the center can retain private information about Americans when there is no suspicion that they are tied to terrorism, intelligence officials said. The guidelines are also expected to result in the center making more copies of entire databases and “data mining them” using complex algorithms to search for patterns that could indicate a threat.


Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/23/us/politics/us-moves-to-relax-some-restrictions-for-counterterrori



Oh good, more erosion of our privacy. Thanks Obama!

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choie Mar 2012 OP
MNBrewer Mar 2012 #1
OnyxCollie Mar 2012 #2
adam in oregon Mar 2012 #3
TownDrunk2 Mar 2012 #4
tpsbmam Mar 2012 #5
saras Mar 2012 #6
shanti Mar 2012 #7

Response to choie (Original post)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 10:19 AM

1. Don't worry. There will always be a Responsible Democrat in the White House, right?

Oh,....

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Response to choie (Original post)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 11:05 AM

2. All your data are belong to us.

When Sen. Obama voted for cloture on the FISA amendment, that was all I need to know; he had shown his true colors.

The Obama administration is worse than the Bush administration on domestic surveillance.

The link is bad. Try this one:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/23/us/politics/us-moves-to-relax-some-restrictions-for-counterterrorism-analysis.html

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Response to choie (Original post)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 11:21 AM

3. Bye bye rights

 

Its a bird. Its a plane. Its your rights flying out the window under democratic president Obama. So now that they will not be limited to looking for terrorist activities, how do they justify their job? By going after people who are anti-war, who believe in free speech, people who think the banksters should go to jail. People who are against factory farming and animal cruelty. You know, dangerous folks who see the constitution being shredded by both parties.

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Response to choie (Original post)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 11:26 AM

4. Thank God they're implementing the Utah intelligence facility

 


now, with the covert monitoring of everything anybody does they'll have a huge pool of prospective political candidates to put their money behind - just find those with the most egregious vices and viola! congressional challenger

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Response to choie (Original post)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 11:28 AM

5. Your link isn't working -- I get a "page not found" error...correct link here

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Response to choie (Original post)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 10:43 PM

6. and since none of this has done a damn thing for terrorism, you really have to ask who IS profiting?

 

The barriers between the "government" using this data and corporations using this data seem to be getting smaller and more porous with each new law.

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Response to choie (Original post)

Sat Mar 24, 2012, 12:31 AM

7. follow the money...

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