August 21, 2007
by Leslie Schulman
The US Defense Department's controversial Threat and Local Observation Notice system, or TALON database, will be discontinued on September 17 but the data it has collected will be retained in accordance with intelligence oversight requirements, Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Gary Keck said Tuesda... ...[read more]
April 25, 2007
by Jeannie Shawl
US Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence James R. Clapper Jr. said Tuesday that the Defense Department's controversial Threat and Local Observation Notice system, or TALON database would be discontinued. Documents released by the Defense Department showed that the Pentagon labeled anti-war... ...[read more]
October 13, 2006
by Kate Heneroty
The US Department of Defense (DOD) labeled anti-war activities as potential terrorist activity and monitored students, Quakers and other anti-war groups while collecting information for a domestic terror threats database, according to documents released Thursday by the American Civil Lib... ...[read more]
June 14, 2006
by Tom Henry
American Friends Service Committee, et al v. US Department of Defense. Read the complaint. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here... ...[read more]
June 14, 2006
by Joshua Pantesco
The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit Wednesday seeking to force the US Department of Defense to reveal information collected for a domestic terrorist threats database that was allegedly used to spy on peaceful anti-war protesters across the United States. In February, the ACLU ...[read more]
April 6, 2006
by Holly Manges Jones
The US Department of Defense said Thursday that a review of one of the government's national security databases, the Threat and Local Observation Notice system or TALON program, uncovered approximately 260 improper entries into the system. The database serves as a reporting system for possible... ...[read more]
December 15, 2005
by Jeannie Shawl
Officials from the US Department of Defense have said that they will review its TALON program, which gathers information about potential threats to military facilities, after an NBC News report disclosed that the database also includes information on peace protesters and others whose shouldn't... ...[read more]

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