BOSTON, MA – Traveling through Boston Logan Airport? There may be more than just surveillance cameras to keep track of, whether you have a cold, hard look or whether you suddenly change direction in the terminal, the Boston Globe reports.
The Globe has just published an in-depth article breaking the news that the Federal Marshalls are now following ordinary US citizens (such as suspected of no offense or terrorist watchlist) and collecting extensive information about them domestic surveillance program.
The program, called "Quiet Skies," is aimed at travelers who are "not being investigated by an agency and are not in the terrorist screening database," the Globe reported.
The objectives of the program give the agency a wide choice of who to focus on and how to follow them, writes Globe reporter Jana Winter.
TSA officials told the Globe that the program should prevent possible acts of terrorism. But TSA refused to reveal whether Quiet Skies defeated any terrorists or found any threats. Publishing such information "would make passengers less safe," spokesman James Gregory said in the Boston Globe statement.
Read the Boston Globe Spotlight Report: TSA Quite Skies Program
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