From Obama order resembles controversial Bush-era data-mining tool, security expert says

Memo issued in January to upgrade IT to integrate databases and correlate information after Christmas Day bombing attempt is similar to a 2002 DARPA project that attracted intense public opposition.

The Obama administration has called for the development of a computer network that one security expert said on Tuesday resembles a controversial system that President Bush initiated after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, which was eventually abandoned due to public outcry over invasions of privacy.

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