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Move over, TIA: George W. Bush announces "TTIC" data-mining system

See the White House's fact sheet on TTIC:



   Bush proposes antiterror database plan
   By Declan McCullagh
   January 29, 2003, 1:06 PM PT

   A forthcoming government database will compile information from all
   federal agencies and the private sector on people deemed possible
   terrorist threats, President Bush said Tuesday evening.
   Bush used his State of the Union address to announce the Terrorist
   Threat Integration Center (TTIC), a mammoth data-collection project
   intended to fuse information collected domestically by police and
   internationally by spy agencies.
   "Our government must have the very best information possible, and we
   will use it to make sure the right people are in the right places to
   protect all our citizens," Bush said to applause from the joint houses
   of Congress.

   The White House offered few details about how TTIC will evolve, but
   critics of an existing data-mining program under development by the
   U.S. government were quick to draw comparisons to the controversial
   Total Information Awareness (TIA) project. 


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