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Obmacare Funded IRS "Big Data" Project
Chriss Street and Company Blog ^ | 05/15/13 | Chriss Street

Posted on 05/15/2013 4:59:34 PM PDT by austinaero

Obamacare Funded big IRS Data - By October 2010, the Internal Revenue Service had the capability to sift through emailing patterns associated with millions of individual internet addresses and have already established 32,000 categories of metadata and 1 million unique “attributes.” The IRS continues to collect tax data, but they also are now acquiring huge volumes of personal information on taxpayers’ digital activities, from eBay auctions to Facebook posts and, for the first time ever, credit card and e-payment transaction records. Dean Silverman, who led the IBM zEnterprise™ 196 systems upgrade bragged: “Private industry would be envious if they knew what our models are.”

Privacy watchdogs and tax lawyers have voiced alarm that the Obama Administration empowering the IRS with the predictive power of “Big Data” was implemented without public hearings or publishing any privacy safeguards. They have warned that the Service is now engaging in “social audits,” signaling out horse-racing enthusiasts or sailboaters for special audits based solely on their lifestyles. By screening existing data for one million unique attributes, the IRS can develop profiles and target certain types of individuals by their behaviors.

IRS officials estimate that 80% of the 254 million tax returns it processes this year will be filed electronically. U.S. Tax Court records reveal that information gathered from e-filers’ Facebook and eBay postings has already been used by the IRS to defend tax challenges. Under a Freedom of Information Act, privacy advocates at the Electronic Frontier Foundation obtained and published a copy of the IRS’s 38-page manual used for training auditors to snoop in social media postings for enforcement opportunities.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 0carenightmare; bigdataproject; data; irs; irsobamacare; irsoutofcontrol; irsscandal; obamacare; overreach; snooping; socializedmedicine; spying
More of an excerpt...from a Newport Beach blogger..

"IRS officials estimate that 80% of the 254 million tax returns it processes this year will be filed electronically. U.S. Tax Court records reveal that information gathered from e-filers’ Facebook and eBay postings has already been used by the IRS to defend tax challenges. Under a Freedom of Information Act, privacy advocates at the Electronic Frontier Foundation obtained and published a copy of the IRS’s 38-page manual used for training auditors to snoop in social media postings for enforcement opportunities.

Jeff Butler, IRS Director of research databases told the IBM TechAmerica conference last November said the Internal Revenue Service’s computers can load all 15 terabytes of data in 10 hours from the 254 million returns that will be filled this year, compared to four months eight years ago. Despite this huge amount of complexity, the IRS is only using 1.5% of the new system’s storage capacity at this time.

Yesterday, I published a copy of a hand signed Memorandum from Steven T. Miller, IRS Acting Commissioner, revealing that on March 23, 2011 he Warned Employees Not to Target 501(c)4 Donors. The funding from Obamacare allowed the Martinsburg Computer Center to receive a complete military level “Big Data” upgrade to IBM zEnterprise 196™ Systems. The IRS could positively employ the predictive power of Big Data to improve cost efficiency and provide better customer service. But the IRS also now has the equivalent “Big Data” cybernetic power of the Star Trek Borg hive that in the wrong hands could be used to mercilessly track and attack enemies."

1 posted on 05/15/2013 4:59:34 PM PDT by austinaero
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To: austinaero

This just gets me..!!!
““Big Data” was implemented without public hearings or publishing any privacy safeguards. They have warned that the Service is now engaging in “social audits,” signaling out horse-racing enthusiasts or sailboaters for special audits based solely on their lifestyles. By screening existing data for one million unique attributes, the IRS can develop profiles and target certain types of individuals by their behaviors.”


2 posted on 05/15/2013 5:00:52 PM PDT by austinaero
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To: austinaero
There is no honor amongst leftist activists. Just like Islamic law, it is acceptable to lie if you are propagating leftism.
3 posted on 05/15/2013 5:08:33 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle (Hil)
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To: austinaero

Wasn’t there a guy awhile back who flew a small plane into an IRS building in Texas or there-about? I’m beginning to understand.....


4 posted on 05/15/2013 5:08:45 PM PDT by yadent
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To: austinaero

I know that many would like to abolish the IRS, but it isn’t realistic.

However, we could gut their abuses with one simple change, force them to the same standard as criminal prosecution: innocent until proven guilty.

Prohibit audits unless the IRS can prove an articulable suspicion that a taxpayer has violated the tax code. No more fishing expeditions.

Am audit cost me over $1000 last year. They didn’t allege anything was wrong, and the outcome of the audit was no change. I can’t even deduct the cost because we no longer itemize.


5 posted on 05/15/2013 5:11:04 PM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: austinaero

Think about all the data Google, Facebook and other have been collecting.


6 posted on 05/15/2013 5:18:39 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: justlurking
I know that many would like to abolish the IRS, but it isn’t realistic.

Get rid of the federal income tax and you get rid of the IRS.

7 posted on 05/15/2013 5:19:08 PM PDT by upsdriver ( Palin/West '16)
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To: austinaero
"““Big Data” was implemented without public hearings or publishing any privacy safeguards. "

Maybe this whole thing was a dry run to see how fascist they could be and get away with it.

8 posted on 05/15/2013 5:25:08 PM PDT by cookcounty (They thought he was the Black Lincoln. But he's the Black Nixon.)
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To: cripplecreek

They will give it to the IRS in exchange for tax writeoffs or to prevent being audited or penalized.


9 posted on 05/15/2013 5:29:13 PM PDT by palmer (Obama = Carter + affirmative action)
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To: austinaero
the Internal Revenue Service had the capability to sift through emailing patterns associated with millions of individual internet addresses

All this power yet the Feds can't stop EBT welfare fraud.

Yeah, I know...

This "Big Gun" ain't aimed welfare scammers...
10 posted on 05/15/2013 5:44:19 PM PDT by RedMonqey ("Gun-free zones" equal "Target-rich environment.")
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To: cripplecreek
Think about all the data Google, Facebook and other have been collecting.

I oftened wondered about this when Freepers talk about prized gun collections and whether anyone was collecting this data....

And it bears repeating again I DON"T HAVE ANY WEAPONS AND NEVER HAD ANY!!!!
11 posted on 05/15/2013 5:50:08 PM PDT by RedMonqey ("Gun-free zones" equal "Target-rich environment.")
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To: austinaero

Ah yes, and it’s all funded with hard-earned money taken at the point of a gun by the IRS, or to-be-taken similarly from future generations of worker bees.

Add THAT to your data-base and investigate me for it, IRS.

Let the Feds hold a bake sale if they need some money.


12 posted on 05/15/2013 5:56:34 PM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: justlurking
However, we could gut their abuses with one simple change, force them to the same standard as criminal prosecution: innocent until proven guilty.

I like that idea, but our biggest obstacle is that to both parties Big Government in general and the IRS in particular are like a shiny new Mercedes-Benz S65 sedan - each may decry the other side for overspending on it and the lousy gas mileage it gets, but each side's dearest dream is to take over the keys and head out to the autobahn. :)

13 posted on 05/15/2013 6:04:56 PM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: visually_augmented

ping


14 posted on 05/15/2013 6:58:38 PM PDT by Calm_Cool_and_Elected (" Undecided Voter: someone who parades their stupidity as proof of their morality." ~David Burge)
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To: austinaero

Connect the dots Super computer of the IRS mining sites like Freerepublic and others where dissenters are anti-leader. feed that into email addresss mined by the computer and compare to the E-filled tax returns and they create their target audit list.

This President and the IRS are out to do all of us in who are trying to save America. The ability for the super computer to sniff out all of us is scary and reeks of a world that is ahead of us.


15 posted on 05/15/2013 6:59:24 PM PDT by ncfool (Obama's aMeriKa 2012 can we make it until 2016?)
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To: RedMonqey

Yep they have all out social media and comparing emails to returns.


16 posted on 05/15/2013 7:00:23 PM PDT by ncfool (Obama's aMeriKa 2012 can we make it until 2016?)
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To: austinaero

Who is to say they have not leaked every bit of their big data snooping jackpot to the DNCs big data voter rolls profiling predicting database?

Total Information Awareness.

In the hands of communists. Cheers.


17 posted on 05/15/2013 7:05:48 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: austinaero
No doubt FReepers figure prominently in the "bitter clingers" category. Bring it, Bozo.

μολὼν λαβέ


18 posted on 05/15/2013 7:17:17 PM PDT by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: petitfour

How do short circut Hal.


19 posted on 05/15/2013 7:34:19 PM PDT by ncfool (Obama's aMeriKa 2012 can we make it until 2016?)
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To: yadent

They are just BEGGING for a war. Problem for them is, they have more enemies than anybody on the planet.

And THAT gives me a warm feeling.


20 posted on 05/15/2013 7:36:33 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: upsdriver

isn’t going to happen.


21 posted on 05/15/2013 7:40:46 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: ncfool

Technology, like any tool, is generally neutral. It’s the human mind behind how it’s used that can be virtuous or malevolent.


22 posted on 05/15/2013 7:41:23 PM PDT by mbj
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To: austinaero

BATFE is doing the same thing.


23 posted on 05/15/2013 8:18:47 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/08/atf-database_n_3038271.html


24 posted on 05/15/2013 8:19:50 PM PDT by Paladin2
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