I ran across http://www.defensetech.org/archives/000427.html It talks about an ambitious (to say the least!) monitoring and database system that DARPA is proposing. It makes TIA (Total Information Awarenes...well, now "Terrorism" Information Awareness) look like small potatoes. That was from the first link. You can also read more at http://www.wired.com/news/business/0,1367,58909,00.html. (It seems that defensetech.org plagiarized with material from Wired). Now, obviously, I have been very skeptical and disbelieving. I am still in awe. It seems unreal. However, it was wired.com. More importantly, it was on DARPA's web page! http://www.darpa.mil/ipto/Solicitations/PIP_03-30.html I find this very scary...scarier than anything al queda could cook up.