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Coming soon to a police state near you: MAIN CORE

18 May 2008 by Mike Gogulski
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From Cryptogon:

The U.S. Government has, almost certainly, established a database and tracking system for something like eight million Americans who have been designated as threats to national security. The system is called MAIN CORE and it is being run under the auspices of highly classified Continuity of Government (COG) operations. MAIN CORE uses a variety of intelligence sources as inputs, including your email, web activity, telephone and private financial information. In the event of a major national security crisis, it is alleged that Americans listed in the MAIN CORE database, “Could be subject to everything from heightened surveillance and tracking to direct questioning and possibly even detention.”

It’s all paranoia, of course. It’s all for protecting against terrorists, of course. It would never be used, say, to round up critical journalists, spy on anti-war activist groups or “disappear” people that the administration has decided it doesn’t like, of course. And of course it will never be exported and integrated into an overarching international pan-EU, pan-NAFTA surveillance network.

Of course not. And don’t you dare think that.


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