Archives for August 20, 2014

Singapore’s Precarious Surveillance State The Envy Of US Intelligence Agencies

Total Infor­ma­tion Aware­ness (TIA) is quite prob­a­bly the world’s largest sur­veil­lance pro­gram, cre­at­ed by the US Infor­ma­tion Aware­ness Office. TIA gath­ered up elec­tron­ic records — emails, phone logs, inter­net search­es, air­line reser­va­tions, hotel book­ings, cred­it card trans­ac­tions, med­ical reports — look­ing for  “pre-crime” indi­ca­tors, much as in the movie, Minor­i­ty Report. TIA oper­at­ed from Feb­ru­ary […]