Homeland Security zeroes in on U of M software program as new tool


By Allison Sherry, Star Tribune

“WASHINGTON – A computer program developed by University of Minnesota scientists that eventually could allow the government or private sector to trace the supply chain of virtually everything imported into the United States — from iPhones to air bags to the ingredients in breakfast cereal — is emerging as a tool of great interest to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.”

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  • http://www.vincebullinger.com Vince Bullinger

    Sounds kind of evil, TBH.

    • http://tech.mn Jeff Pesek

      quickest comment ever. and how so vince?

      • http://www.vincebullinger.com Vince Bullinger

        Sorry I didn’t get back to you earlier. Disqus doesn’t alert me very noticeably.

        You don’t think this seems extremely invasive? A complete lack of privacy from both the government and private corporations? Tracking and tracing everything you do – especially purchases – has been the dream of tyrants in all recorded history.