A FLASH BACK
It was on this day, July 9 in 1962 that some of Andy Warhol's 15 minutes of fame began. The Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles opened an exhibition of the pop artist's iconic work pictured here.
Hard to believe this "modern art" is 50 years along. And
a half century seems a long 15 minutes doesn't it?
Thanks to the NEW YORK TIMES we know our cellphone carriers responded to 1.3 Million "demands" from law enforcement agencies last year.
Text messages, caller locations and other information was sought for investigations. Congress is conducting an investigation of its own on what the TIMES says is "an explosion of cellphone surveillance."
I read the full 9/11 Commission Report and recommendations and have followed changes in intelligence, security and law enforcement agencies since. So I wonder, despite the gathering of all of this data, are our security agencies sharp enough to do anything with it? As a journalist I saw how vital information was mishandled, miscommunicated, not shared, was amassed without appropriate analysis and even misinterpreted by federal, state and local law enforcement, security and intelligence agencies. I'm not convinced, nor are experts and those in the field, that things have improved much. That does not, however, negate the serious questions the data collection raises.
Just another entry in the age of Information Wars.DAY FILE
See you down the trail.