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Federal Government Considered Web-surveillance Project

In November 2001, Acxiom Corp. proposed to the U.S. Department of Justice that it conduct an Internetwide surveillance of Web sites touching on topics such as "abortion, racial superiority, politics, religion, immigration, and foreign affairs," using technology designed to extract business contact information from dot-com sites. Information about the proposed surveillance was included in documents released Thursday by the Electronic Privacy Information Center.

Acxiom pitched feds on large-scale Web-surveillance project, Computerworld, February 2, 2006.