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C'mon, Pennsylvania, don't be the last rat to leave the ship!

From a New York Times article titled "Privacy Fears Erode Support for a Network to Fight Crime":

Matrix, a controversial multistate program that hoped to find criminals or terrorists by sifting through databases of public and private information, has lost more than two-thirds of its member states and appears to be withering under its critics' attacks.

The Matrix program - the name is derived from Multistate Anti-Terrorism Information Exchange - was originally developed for the state of Florida by Seisint, a Florida company, in response to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. At its peak, 16 states were members, and the program received pledges of $12 million from the federal Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice....

The announcements made last week by New York and Wisconsin that they were withdrawing from Matrix means that only five states remain actively involved- Florida, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Ohio.

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