|Welp, I've taken out even more personal info, because I found out that some friggin' government-hired agency is indexing LJ and all the message boards and forums it can find. Yeah- 1984, just ten years late =P Screw you, Uncle Sam, quit barking up the wrong tree and arresting university students just for talking about VIDEO GAMES over the phone while overlooking OBVIOUS things like Middle Eastern men who take flight school instruction just to learn how to take off and not how to LAND! *waves middle finger at "homeland security"*
From fumanchaw: It used to be "Total Information Awareness" and was recently changed to "Terrorist Information Awareness"...imagine that!...run by DARPA and Dept. of Defense... I can't remember the name of the guy who was in charge... I'm thinking Poindexter (convicted for lying to congress)...here's a link: http://www.darpa.mil/iao/TIASystems.htm Update: That program is publically dead but still alive under different guises
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