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Senate Puts Brakes on 'Total Information' Program

The Senate puts limits on the military's "total information awareness" program, pending a review of the program's impact on individual privacy. The program's goal is to analyze huge amounts of information -- including Internet communication -- to identify terrorists before they strike. NPR's Larry Abramson reports.

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Larry Abramson is NPR's National Security Correspondent. He covers the Pentagon, as well as issues relating to the thousands of vets returning home from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.