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Fed’s fusion center analysis notes privacy risks, mission creep

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) cares about your privacy. Really. And to prove it, the secretive agency established for "preserving our freedoms" recently released a report assessing the job of fusion centers — the intelligence-sharing operation that mashes national security data with suspicious-activity law enforcement reports for state, local and federal authorities. In an interesting moment of synchronicity with civil liberties advocates, DHS admits, yeah, there may be a few problems.

More feds working state ‘fusion’ centers for conventions

The Department of Homeland Security is providing a boost to local intelligence operations during political conventions, sending in federal reinforcements to state “fusion” centers for on site support and communications with department headquarters in Washington D.C.

‘Top secret’ convention site not so secret

Uh, about that “secret site” being used by the United States Secret Service as the nerve center for all operations at the Democratic National Convention ... yeah, it's in suburban Denver.

Reports of bikes, maps will go to state intelligence nexus

The Denver Police Department has issued a bulletin asking law enforcement officials to be on the lookout for stockpiles of supplies that could be used by “violent demonstrators” during the Democratic National Convention (DNC) next week, but civil libertarians are criticizing the memo for containing a broad list of innocuous items including bicycles, helmets and maps. Reports of such items will also be recorded and held for an indefinite period of time by a state “fusion” center, a place meant to share reports of “suspicious activities” with local, federal and military officials.

Monster fusion center to coordinate DNC intelligence

The Democratic National Convention will serve as a catalyst for the creation of a temporary "super fusion" center that two local police officials hope will permanently expand domestic intelligence powers in Colorado.

Local, state agencies gain spying powers under Bush plan

The U.S. Justice Department is proposing new domestic spying measures that would make it easier for law enforcement officials in Colorado to collect and share intelligence with the federal government.

Rosa featured on ‘Democracy Now!’

Investigative reporting on "fusion centers" stepping up domestic intelligence gathering and a military encampment during the Democratic National Convention earned The Colorado Independent's Erin...

Report: ‘Fusion centers’ called new domestic spying machine

Hot on the heels of an investigative series by The Colorado Independent and affiliates on “fusion centers" comes a new report by the American...

Colorado ‘fusion center’ to step up intelligence gathering during DNC

Federal and state law enforcement officials will increase intelligence operations during the Democratic National Convention, overseeing an information war room that will be staffed...
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