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Northwest Gave Passenger Info to Secret NASA Data-Mining Study

Northwest Airlines gave information on passengers to the federal government for a secret air-security project after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the airline said Saturday. Northwest is the second carrier to be identified as secretly passing travelers’ records to the government. In September, JetBlue Airways said it turned over passenger records to a defense contractor, later apologizing to its customers. Northwest’s participation in the project was first reported by the Washington Post for its Sunday editions. The airline said in a statement to the newspaper Friday that it participated in the NASA program to help the government’s search for technology to improve aviation security. Full Story

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