"Cancelled" TIA project is on-going. The Total Information Awareness program (John Poindexter's project to gather all personal and public information about us in one huge database) was officially shut down two years ago. Unfortunately, the spy guys simply changed the name of the project and moved it to the NSA where it is beyond Congressional oversight. It is the lead story for 2/27 on Democracy Now, which can be viewed in streaming video format or listened to as an audio stream. http://www.democracynow.org/ I had posted this earlier, but fell afoul of some new forum rules, so the thread was locked. I will tell you why I think this TIA business is a terrible thing - knowledge is power, and by gathering all public and personal (including medical, financial, telephone, movie rental, etc) records about every American citizen, our government is building the most seductive tool that a would-be tyrant could ever want to use against his "enemies". Dick Nixon would not have hesitated to use such knowledge to ruin the people who disagreed with him, and I have no confidence that members of the current administration or future administrations will be able to resist the temptation to turn this information to their personal advantage.