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New Senate Report: Counterterrorism "Fusion Centers" Invade Innocent Americans’ Privacy and Don’t Stop Terrorism
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[quote:FO MO YEERS! 25234900:MV8yMDEzMDI4XzMzODI3OTI1X0FGMjgzNDNB] I guess Obama will just have to raise their budget by 1000% so they can fix this little problem. :flag waver: [/quote]
The Department of Homeland Security’s 70 counterterrorism "fusion centers" produce "predominantly useless information," "a bunch of crap," while "running afoul of departmental guidelines meant to guard against civil liberties" and are "possibly in violation of the Privacy Act."
These may sound like the words of EFF, but in fact, these conclusions come from a new report issued by a US Senate committee. At the cost of up to $1.4 billion, these fusion centers are supposed to facilitate local law enforcement sharing of valuable counterterrorism information to DHS, but according to the report, they do almost everything but.
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