Homeland Security playing Big Brother role

The federal government has adopted a new rule providing more secrecy for its shadowy “fusion” centers, where investigators look at all sorts of private information that could impact administrative or criminal and civil “enforcement” actions.

The announcement comes from the Department of Homeland Security in a statement in the Federal Register.

It is being publicized by the Electronic Privacy Information Center, or EPIC, which had urged the government to back off its plan.

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