Black People : FBI Seeks to Build Spy Network of 15,000 Informants

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    FBI Seeks to Build Spy Network of 15,000 Informants​
    ABC News is reporting the FBI is recruiting thousands of undercover informants to help the agency spy inside the United States. According to a recent unclassified report to Congress, the FBI wants to build a network of more than 15,000 informants. ABC reports the aggressive push for more secret informants appears to be part of a new effort to grow its intelligence and counterterrorism efforts. Other recent proposals include expanding its collection and analysis of data on U.S. persons, retaining years' worth of Americans' phone records and increasing so-called "black bag" secret entry operations.

    U.S. and EU Agree to Share Detailed Airline Passenger Data​
    The European Union has agreed to cooperate with the United States on an airline security program that has been widely criticized by privacy groups. Under the agreement airlines flying from Europe to the U.S. will be required to hand over detailed personal information on passengers. Depending on the circumstances, the information could include: racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, data about an individual's health, traveling partners, sexual orientation and whether the passenger is a member of a labor union. Airlines will not be required to collect this information about passengers but any such information that exists in their reservation system will be shared. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff praised the pact as an essential screening tool. Chertoff said such a system would have helped uncover many of the 9/11 hijackers. Jim Dempsey of the Center for Democracy and Technology, said "This is part of a broader trend of the government building databases on the ordinary, lawful activities of ordinary, law-abiding people."

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