You need to read this if you haven't already:
MILITARY 'SPIED' ON RICE (More Able Danger leaks from Specter staffers)
The private contractors working for the counter-terrorism unit Able Danger lost their jobs in May 2000. The firings following a series of analyses that Pentagon lawyers feared were dangerously close to violating laws banning the military from spying on Americans, sources said.
The Pentagon canceled its contract with the private firm shortly after the analysts who were working on identifying al Qaeda operatives produced a particularly controversial chart on proliferation of sensitive technology to China, the sources said.
Sources said the private contractors, using sophisticated computer software that sifts through massive amounts of raw data to establish patterns, came up with a chart of Chinese strategic and business connections in the U.S.
There's soooo much to keep up with anymore..Was any of this related to PROMIS?
Thanks for posting that. Good find and it explains a lot. (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1471803/posts)
Thank you! That was exactly the story I was looking for on the data mining. Betcha they came "dangerously close" to something they weren't supposed to find. Seems kind of funny that they now come out with that story to discredit open source data mining. Will have to do some research on the author to see if there are any connections to the Clinton Admin.