The Washington Times carries a newstory today about the privacy provisions in the Homeland Security Act. And here is the William Safire column of a few days ago that has caused such a ruckus. He thinks tyranny is at the door. Yet, I don’t understand what this Poindexter project ("Information Awareness Project") has to do with the Homeland Security bill. Here is the text from the White House . I may be missing something but I don’t see anything to be overly concerned about. Correct me if I am wrong.