This post follows on from the previous one. In that post I published the ICAMS report, in this one we point you to the The EU Security Industrial Complex report, produced by Statewatch.
The Author, Ben Hayes says in his opening statement:
Now, for those who say this is pie in the sky, it will never happen, the technology is not good enough etc etc, then think on. If you have flown anywhere in the US, Canada or Europe, if you have have conducted a single banking transaction larger than £500, if you have made an international telephone call, booked a hotel or car by credit card, then this from Computer Weekly may change your mind.
More than 1.5 billion government and private sector records about US citizens and foreigners are stored in an FBI database, declassified documents have revealed.
The database is kept at the FBI’s National Security Branch Analysis Center (NSAC) near Washington, according to the documents acquired under a freedom of information request by US magazine Wired.
Data has been drawn from a wide variety of sources, including records of international travel, hotel bookings, car rentals, department store transactions and active aircraft pilots.
The FBI data mining system brings the US government closer than ever to implementing the Total Information Awareness system proposed by the Pentagon after September 11.
I urge you to read the report, the The EU Security Industrial Complex, it may just open your eyes to the EU politics that are on offer from the LibDems, Labour and the Conservative party.
If this is the future you want, just keep voting for them..
You already know where the alternative is