Shortly after the 9/11 attacks, the federal government created a multibillion-dollar information-sharing programme meant to put local, state and federal officials together to analyse intelligence at sites called fusion centres. Photo: AFP Shortly after the 9/11 attacks, the federal government created a multibillion-dollar information-sharing programme meant to put local, state and federal officials together to analyse intelligence at sites called fusion centres. Photo: AFP
Shortly after the 9/11 attacks, the federal government created a multibillion-dollar information-sharing programme meant to put local, state and federal officials together to analyse intelligence at sites called fusion centres. Photo: AFP

Bizarre police tip-offs offer glimpse into America's surveillance state

Shortly after the 9/11 attacks, the federal government created a multibillion-dollar information-sharing programme meant to put local, state and federal officials together to analyse intelligence at sites called fusion centres. Photo: AFP Shortly after the 9/11 attacks, the federal government created a multibillion-dollar information-sharing programme meant to put local, state and federal officials together to analyse intelligence at sites called fusion centres. Photo: AFP
Shortly after the 9/11 attacks, the federal government created a multibillion-dollar information-sharing programme meant to put local, state and federal officials together to analyse intelligence at sites called fusion centres. Photo: AFP
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