Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Software Being Developed to Monitor Opinions of U.S.
A consortium of major universities, using Homeland Security Department money, is developing software that would let the government monitor negative opinions of the United States or its leaders in newspapers and other publications overseas.


It could take several years for such a monitoring system to be in place, said Joe Kielman, coordinator of the research effort. The monitoring would not extend to United States news, Mr. Kielman said.

Of course it wouldn't extend to the U.S. Never. No way. Just unthinkable. Why, next you will be suggesting that the National Security Agency has been monitoring domestic communications without obtaining the proper warrants. Inconceivable.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Shorter Howard Kurtz: What's up with those kids?