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Pentagon wanted searchable database of people’s lives in 2003

Posted By admin On July 2, 2013 @ 5:33 am In U.S. News | Comments Disabled

Josh Peterson
Daily Caller [1]
July 2, 2013

Ten years before the recent global panic over the U.S. government’s domestic spying program, the Pentagon solicited contractors for a searchable database of people’s lives.

In 2003, the Department of Defense’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) hoped to create a database that would amass everything about the life of a person participating in the project, ranging from GPS coordinates to every email and phone call sent and received.

The participant would wear a camera, microphone and sensors to record the minutia of everyday life. The program, called Lifelog, would act as a person’s digital diary.

Lifelog was a feature [2] of DARPA’s Perceptive Assistant that Learns (PAL) program, which was meant to create intelligent digital personal assistants.

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[1] Daily Caller: http://dailycaller.com/2013/07/01/pentagon-wanted-searchable-database-of-peoples-lives-in-2003/

[2] feature: http://websearch.darpa.mil/search?q=cache:rjBVXZYU6LEJ:www.darpa.mil/WorkArea/DownloadAsset.aspx%3Fid%3D1635+lifelog&output=xml_no_dtd&ie=UTF-8&client=default_frontend&proxystylesheet=default_frontend&site=default_collection&access=p&oe=UTF-8

[3] DARPA Wants a Searchable Database of All Your Conversations: http://www.prisonplanet.com/darpa-wants-a-searchable-database-of-all-your-conversations.html

[4] Pentagon Software Stores and Transcribes Thousands of Phone Calls at Once: http://www.prisonplanet.com/pentagon-software-stores-and-transcribes-thousands-of-phone-calls-at-once.html

[5] Record 720,000 people added to Britain’s DNA database – making it world’s largest: http://www.prisonplanet.com/record-720000-people-added-to-britains-dna-database-making-it-worlds-largest.html

[6] Five million people now on DNA database: http://www.prisonplanet.com/five-million-people-now-on-dna-database.html

[7] More than one in 10 people on DNA database for first time: http://www.prisonplanet.com/more-than-one-in-10-people-on-dna-database-for-first-time.html

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