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Pentagon Wants Total Access to Americans’ Personal Data; Marc Andreesen on Innovation

Nov 11, 20021 min
CSO and CISOData and Information Security

Pentagon Wants Total Access to Americans’ Personal Data

The Pentagon is planning to build an information system called Total Information Awareness that would provide intelligence analysts and law enforcement officials with instant access to information from Internet mail and calling records to credit card and banking transactions and travel documents, without a search warrant, according to an article in the New York Times. The Times reports that such access has long been illegal, but the Bush administration will push for legislation that would legalize it in the name of counter-terrorism.Marc Andreesen on InnovationBoston Globe talks about innovation with Marc Andreesen, creator of the Mosaic browser and founder of Netscape and Loudcloud, now known as Opsware.