THANK YOU FOR FLYING PROFILER AIRLINES: HOMELAND SECURITY TRACKS RACE, READING HABITS, ASSOCIATES OF AIRLINE PASSENGERS

September 20, 2007

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( Copy of document showing that Dept. Homeland Security tracks the race of travelers)

Documents obtained by privacy watchdog, the Identity Project (IP), reveal that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) keeps detailed records documenting such things as the race, reading habits, associates and other airline passenger data. The documents came to light as part of a Privacy Act request by IP and is included in a report titled “Homeland Security’s Data Vacuum Cleaner in Action”.

This part of the document shows the how DHS’s once-secret Automated Targeting Project kept records of books read by a passenger:

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And this part of another document reveals that they also monitor where travelers go even after deboarding and with whom:

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For further information on the important work of John Gilmore and the Identity Project you can visit their website at http://www.unsecureflight.com/.

Happy travels!

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