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Remember that Dept. of Homeland Security privacy review board — the one that Claria exec Reed Freeman was appointed to? has this interesting article.

Appointed to the chair: a die-hard champion of the Total Information Awareness program, Paul Rosenzweig. TIA, you’ll recall, was the most massive data mining project in history.

Best quote of the article:

“I don’t really regard Paul as a privacy advocate,” said Lee Tien, a lawyer with the Electronic Frontier Foundation in San Francisco. “I think he’s much more focused on whatever homeland security mission there is. He tends to view privacy as something to be circumvented.”

This is all just too weird.