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Domestic spying update

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Blake De Pastino has an update in the Washington Indpendent:

Our sister sites around the country today are continuing their collective investigation into one of the biggest secrets in American law enforcement, so-called “fusion centers,” where state, local and federal agencies collect and analyze information about potential security threats-from legitimate terror risks to activities merely deemed “suspicious.”

This morning at the Colorado Independent, Erin Rosa takes a close look at a fusion center based in a Denver suburb, where intelligence officials work around the clock monitoring such “suspicious activity.” Civil rights advocates told Rosa they fear that the data center could be used to conduct unwarranted spying on Americans exercising their First Amendment rights at next month’s Democratic National Convention.

“It seems like a lot of the purpose around these centers is to accumulate data that can be mined,” one civil-liberties expert said.

You can read more about fusion centers in Colorado, Minnesota and Iowa at the Center for Independent Media sites, with reports from New Mexico and Michigan coming later in the week.

Written by LeisureGuy

30 July 2008 at 11:14 am

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