Tuesday, November 19, 2002

total information awareness

Is it healthy to apply skepticism to an article making the claim that Uncle Sam wants your data, and seriously appears to mean "all" of your data, including everything that might be stored electronically about you? I thought so, at least till I visited the pages of the Information Awareness Office. Their stated mission is:
The DARPA Information Awareness Office (IAO) will imagine, develop, apply, integrate, demonstrate and transition information technologies, components and prototype, closed-loop, information systems that will counter asymmetric threats by achieving total information awareness useful for preemption; national security warning; and national security decision making.
Just what is "total information awareness?" Wired write a little more on this subject back in August.

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