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photoBig Brother is watching. The Defense Department is launching Total Information Awareness, a project to observe, collect, and analyze mountains of personal data — on Americans and foreigners alike. Can covert electronic sentinels prevent terrorist attacks and preserve civil liberties?

Guests:

Farhad Manjoo, business and technology reporter for Salon.com and author of the recent article "Is Big Brother our only hope against bin Laden?"

Jeffrey Ullman, professor of Computer Science and expert in database theory at Stanford University

Lee Tien, senior staff attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation

This program aired on December 17, 2002.

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