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CRS on Data Mining

A recently updated report from the Congressional Research Service addresses data mining — what it is, what it can and cannot do, and some of the controversies that have arisen around it.

(The CRS report was issued before recent reporting by Newsweek on the “Topsail” data mining program, and by the Christian Science Monitor on the “Advise” program. H/T to DefenseTech.org.)

A copy of the CRS report was obtained by Secrecy News.

See “Data Mining and Homeland Security: An Overview,” updated January 27, 2006.

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