The ACLU issued a press release today drawing attention to a new report from the GAO that "reveals at least four programs that may be accessing and analyzing private-sector databases in ways that approach the 'data surveillance' of ordinary citizens". As the ACLU's Steinhardt put it, the problem is:
the construction of systems that systematically aggregate information about the private activities of innocent individuals on a mass scale, and the computerized scrutiny of those activities for allegedly suspicious patterns
The report is available online.
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