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What US Homeland Security collects about you

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September 9, 2009
Homeland Security News, Immigration
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Any time a person crosses the US border, the Department of Homeland Security assigns travelers with a “risk assessment” score to divine their likelihood of any involvement with a terrorist cell or criminal activity.

That score is calculated by feeding a large volume of personal information into an automated system (rather imposingly) called the “Automated Targeting System,” or ATS. But what sensitive dirt the DHS stores about the average person isn’t generally known. (Register)