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Old 02-09-2006   #1
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US Gov't to spider net for terrorism

US plans massive data sweep

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The US government is developing a massive computer system that can collect huge amounts of data and, by linking far-flung information from blogs and e-mail to government records and intelligence reports, search for patterns of terrorist activity.

It would collect a vast array of corporate and public online information - from financial records to CNN news stories - and cross-reference it against US intelligence and law-enforcement records.
here's a serp you don't want to be in the top 10 for....

slashdot says they are going to use Alexa Websearch but I don't see anything about it in the article.
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Old 02-09-2006   #2
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You mean they don't already?

You can bet that as soon as I spot this spider it will be receiving a 403 from my properties.

The US Gov wants to look at my stuff they can get a warrant...
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Old 02-09-2006   #3
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That gives me goosebumps...and not in a good way

Gee, I wonder if the completely-out-of-character announcement that they foiled an attack in LA was part of the "softening up" process leading to THIS announcement?

Nah, that would be cynical.

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Old 02-09-2006   #4
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Quick thought

I wonder if the US GOV plans on reembursing site owners for the bandwidth that they are going to use??? Or does the US Gov feel this is just another 'tax'?

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The Apache SpamAssassin Project had better watch itself, so to speak.
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Would this be America's version of China's censorship?
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Old 05-03-2006   #7
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403 for shizzie

At least we're not China, eh? Am I right? Am I right? No? OK.

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I can feel my computer getting slower already.
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