Names of Godly Programs
The Guardian mentioned recently the effective existence of an FBI program called “Server in the Sky” that seeks to foster police exchange of biometric data (“FBI Wants Instant Access to British Identity Data”, The Guardian, January 15 2008). Some readers may have thought “oh, this sounds familiar, probably connected to this other Total Information Awareness program that the US Department of Defense established in January 2002”. They err. If they check the website of the IAO (the Information Awareness Office, not to be confused with other same-name diabolic tunes), they will be able to verify that the “Total Information Awareness” program does not exist anymore in the visible world. That is the fate of US security programs with godly names.