ACLU Launches TIPS Watch Web Site, ACLU – “The ACLU needs your help today to defeat this massive invasion of personal privacy before it can take root!” In a related article, see “A Site to Despise Untrained Spies,” http://www.wired.com/news/politics/0%2C1283%2C54492%2C00.html. [LLRX Newstand]
Anyone who is interested in my post a few weeks back about Ashcroft’s Operation TIPS will be interested to check out the above link.
I missed noting this last week, but an important development is that DoJ announced last week that they’re significantly scaling back TIPS to now ask only transportation workers (dock workers, truckers) to rat on “ suspsicious people”. I suppose I could say folks at Justice were abandoning the plan like rats on a sinking ship, but that would be too easy, wouldn’t it?