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US Government Rates Travelers Terrorist Threat

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posted on Nov, 30 2006 @ 10:21 PM
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The US Government for some time has been rating all travelers coming in and out of the United States. The reason for this was about the Terrorists problems around the world. They use a system by which they scan your personal files of where you have been, what you eat, what you buy and how long you are staying somewhere. Each person has their own rating.
 



news.yahoo.com
WASHINGTON - Without notifying the public, federal agents for the past four years have assigned millions of international travelers, including Americans, computer-generated scores rating the risk they pose of being terrorists or criminals.

The travelers are not allowed to see or directly challenge these risk assessments, which the government intends to keep on file for 40 years.

The scores are assigned to people entering and leaving the United States after computers assess their travel records, including where they are from, how they paid for tickets, their motor vehicle records, past one-way travel, seating preference and what kind of meal they ordered.

The program's existence was quietly disclosed earlier in November when the government put an announcement detailing the Automated Targeting System, or ATS, for the first time in the Federal Register, a fine-print compendium of federal rules. Privacy and civil liberties lawyers, congressional aides and even law enforcement officers said they thought this system had been applied only to cargo.


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This is really not a shock at all. But just to think, I wonder what could be my score. It is crazy now, in the future we will go up to a a machine to print out out terror level rate, instead of our credit score.

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[edit on 1-12-2006 by UM_Gazz]




posted on Dec, 1 2006 @ 04:51 PM
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To me it has nothing to do with terrorism but with control, we have a government that has a fetish and is to get into everybody business and to think that they can get away with it is sickening.

Is no their darn business what I or any other American eat for dinner, I will like to know what that has to do with fighting terror.



posted on Dec, 1 2006 @ 06:35 PM
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Well thankfully I have not left this country ever, and I do not see myself being able to afford doing so for quite some time. Hopefully this system will be gone by then.



posted on Dec, 1 2006 @ 10:47 PM
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Here's the legal mechanism that allows them to do it. From the Federal Register:



Federal Register: November 2, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 212)
[Notices]
[Page 64543-64546]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
[DOCID:fr02no06-51]

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Office of the Secretary

[DHS-2006-0060]


Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records

AGENCY: Privacy Office, Department of Homeland Security.

ACTION: Notice of Privacy Act system of records.

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SUMMARY: To provide expanded notice and transparency to the public, the
Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
gives notice regarding the Automated Targeting System, which is the
enforcement screening module associated with the Treasury Enforcement
Communications System and was previously covered by the Treasury
Enforcement Communications System ``System of Records Notice.'' This
system of records is subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (5
U.S.C. 552a).

The Treasury Enforcement Communications System is established as an
overarching law enforcement information collection, targeting, and
sharing environment. This environment is comprised of several modules
designed to collect, maintain, and screen data, conduct targeting, and
share information. Among these modules, the Automated Targeting System
performs screening of both inbound and outbound cargo, travelers, and
conveyances. As part of this screening function, the Automated
Targeting System compares information obtained from the public with a
set series of queries designed to permit targeting of conveyances,
goods, cargo, or persons to facilitate DHS's border enforcement
mission.

The risk assessment and links to information upon which the
assessment is based, which are stored in the Automated Targeting
System, are created from existing information in a number of sources,
including, but not limited to: the trade community through the
Automated Commercial System or its successor; the Automated Commercial
Environment system; the traveling public through information submitted
by their carrier to the Advance Passenger Information System; persons
crossing the United States land border by automobile or on foot; the
Treasury Enforcement Communications System, or its successor; or law
enforcement information maintained in other parts of the Treasury
Enforcement Communications System that pertain to persons, goods, or
conveyances.

As part of the information it accesses for screening, Passenger
Name Record (PNR) information, which is currently collected pursuant to
an existing CBP regulation (19 CFR 122.49d) from both inbound and
outbound travelers through the carrier upon which travel occurs, is
stored in the Automated Targeting System. PNR is comprised of data
which carriers collect as a matter of their usual business practice in
negotiating and arranging the travel transaction.

As noted above, this system of records notice does not identify or
create any new collection of information, rather DHS is providing
additional notice and transparency of the functionality of these
systems.


DATES: The new system of records will be effective December 4, 2006,
unless comments are received that result in a contrary determination.

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Sounds like some CYA to me. Goes into effect in 3 days. There are x-ray machines going in too, Phoenix Skyport gets to test them:

Phoenix airport to test X-ray screening for airline passengers - Malaysia Star

[edit on 1-12-2006 by psyopswatcher]



posted on Dec, 2 2006 @ 10:21 AM
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It is me or anybody else has noticing the degradation of privacy and constitutional Rights under the umbrella of fighting terror.

What can we the regular people can do to stop this control that is the agenda of our own elected politicians.

It doesn't matter that we elected them, if we don't have money to pay for powerful lobbyist to protect our rights they will get away with anything.

Only the powerful can get away with it.

We are nothing than sheep to this people, we need to be branded, tagged, be under surveillance and when we become to outspoken we need to be deal with in a timely manner.

Is this me only that feels the oppression? If I don't like what the government is doing in the airports . . . then I have the option to stay home and no to travel?

Isn't that oppression and control?

I feel that as a citizen I don't have the right to chose what I want done to me or not.



posted on Dec, 2 2006 @ 02:08 PM
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Originally posted by marg6043
To me it has nothing to do with terrorism but with control, we have a government that has a fetish and is to get into everybody business and to think that they can get away with it is sickening.

Is no their darn business what I or any other American eat for dinner, I will like to know what that has to do with fighting terror.



Your again, getting carried away here. I mean, if on 9/10 the government had that info, who knows? Maybe Atta couldnt have gotten onto the plane to begin with.

And if you dont want them to know anything, use cash. The good ol, untraceable dollar bill works well.



posted on Dec, 2 2006 @ 02:08 PM
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Originally posted by marg6043
To me it has nothing to do with terrorism but with control, we have a government that has a fetish and is to get into everybody business and to think that they can get away with it is sickening.

Is no their darn business what I or any other American eat for dinner, I will like to know what that has to do with fighting terror.



Your again, getting carried away here. I mean, if on 9/10 the government had that info, who knows? Maybe Atta couldnt have gotten onto the plane to begin with.

And if you dont want them to know anything, use cash. The good ol, untraceable dollar bill works well.



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