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  • FBI Wants Tech to Track Social Media for Criminals and Terrorists Before They Act

    08/04/2019 4:26:04 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 77 replies
    Nextgov ^ | JULY 31, 2019 | Brandi Vincent
    The Federal Bureau of Investigations aims to acquire access to a “social media early alerting tool” that will help insiders proactively and reactively monitor how terrorist groups, foreign intelligence services, criminal organizations and other domestic threats use networking platforms to further their illegal efforts, according to a request for proposal amended this week. “With increased use of social media platforms by subjects of current FBI investigations and individuals that pose a threat to the United States, it is critical to obtain a service which will allow the FBI to identify relevant information from Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and other Social media...
  • DeWine preparing ‘red flag’ proposal to remove guns from some

    04/29/2019 1:41:44 PM PDT · by Lowell1775 · 45 replies
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | 04/29/2019 | Randy Ludlow
    A frustrated John Kasich couldn’t persuade lawmakers last session to pass a “red flag” law allowing a judge to temporarily order the seizure of weapons from a gun owner suspected of being a threat to themselves or others. Now, his successor, Republican Gov. Mike DeWine, is working on a similar measure for submission to the GOP-dominated General Assembly, which refused last year to move on measures proposed by Kasich aimed at reducing gun violence. DeWine spoke on Monday morning about his concern over the spate of recent shootings at houses of worship, including the fatal Passover shooting at a California...
  • COMPAS Software to Predict Recidivism No More Accurate Than Crowdsourcing, Study Says

    01/18/2018 11:57:52 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Forensic Magazine ^ | Thu, 01/18/2018 | Seth Augenstein
    The Correctional Offender Management Profiling for Alternative Sanctions, or COMPAS, program is a complex piece of software that is intended to predict which people in the criminal justice system are likely to be repeat offenders. The algorithm it uses to generate mathematical predictions are based on a set of 137 aspects of the person’s personal history, their record, and their likely conditions in the future. But the sophisticated computer prognostication system is no more accurate than crowdsourcing non-experts based on just two factors, claims a new study by Dartmouth University computer scientists. “People from a popular online crowdsourcing marketplace—who, it...
  • Actually, Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock’s massacre was highly predictable

    10/15/2017 9:38:29 AM PDT · by SunStar · 74 replies
    Quartz Ideas ^ | October 11, 2017 | Rebecca Costa
    Every time a mass murder or terrorist attack occurs, we begin working backwards. Did the perpetrators offer early telltale signs? Could the tragedy have been stopped beforehand? In the hours and days that follow, we quickly discover it isn’t any single action, but a pattern of many behaviors, transactions and activities that foreshadow carnage. But what if we could get our arms around those patterns and predict an attack was going to occur with 80%, 90%, or even 100% certainty? What if we had the ability to intercept a tragedy such as the shooting that recently occurred in Las Vegas? That is the power...
  • New Israeli facial imaging claims to identify terrorists and pedophiles

    05/24/2016 1:49:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 5/24/16 | Sue Surkes
    A Tel-Aviv based start-up company says it has developed a program to identify personality types such as terrorists, pedophiles, white collar offenders and even great poker players from facial analysis that takes just a fraction of a second. Faception claims it has signed a contract with a homeland security agency to help identify terrorists, the Washington Post reported Tuesday. Furthermore, it says it successfully identified nine of the terrorists involved in November’s terror attacks in Paris, according to the Daily Mail. And it asserts that its technology was able to accurately classify 25 out of 27 facial images of poker...
  • We’ll Bust You For The Crime You Have Not Yet Committed, But Probably Will

    03/09/2016 6:33:45 AM PST · by pilgrim · 52 replies ^ | March 8, 2016 | Faye Flam
    TN Note: This whole pre-crime mentality that is sweeping the law enforcement community is very dangerous. Believing that they have the ability to accurately predict the future is an age-old deception seen practiced with Ouija Boards, Fortune Tellers, Astrology, etc.... Computers are getting pretty good at predicting the future. In many cases they do it better than people. That’s why Amazon uses them to figure out what you’re likely to buy, how Netflix knows what you might want to watch, the way meteorologists come up with accurate 10-day forecasts. Now a team of scientists has demonstrated that a computer can...
  • 'Minority Report' Features Obama on $500 Bill (TV)

    10/17/2015 9:37:43 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 56 replies
    MRCNewsBusters ^ | 10/13/2015 | Alexa Mouteveli
    Fox's futuristic new series Minority Report has already whitewashed the "Redskins" from the Washington football team's name. Now we see they've also added President Barack Obama to the 500 dollar bill. In this scene, one of the charcters is offering money to change his identity. The shot lingers on the pile of cash long enough for us to see Obama's face and the point to be made.
  • Fox Plans 'Minority Report' TV Adaptation

    01/18/2015 7:01:53 AM PST · by Perdogg · 16 replies
    reboot of the popular sci-fi mystery film Minority Report is being developed as a TV series for Fox. The 2002 Steven Spielberg movie, starring Tom Cruise and loosely based on a short story by Philip K. Dick, takes place in Washington D.C. during the year 2054.
  • Chicago PD Believes It Can See The Future, Starts Warning Citizens About Crimes They Might Commit

    03/01/2014 12:24:25 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 25 replies
    TechDirt ^ | Feb 26th 2014 | Karl Bode
    from the buttle/tuttle dept We've talked a lot over the years about the attempts to get out "ahead of crime" by using computer programs and algorithms to try and predict who might commit a crime. Predictive computing can then either target specific areas or specific people that might be in need of some extra law enforcement attention. Except as we've noted repeatedly, these programs are only as valuable as the data they use. Garbage in, garbage out, but in this case you've got a human being on the other end of the equation whose life can be dramatically impacted by...
  • Longview ISD to track students tagged as violent (Minority Report active)

    04/30/2013 10:11:32 PM PDT · by mnehring · 45 replies
    The Longview school district will join a nationwide group that identifies students who could become violent and tracks them throughout their education — regardless of where they move. Longview ISD officials said Wednesday the district will participate in the Student Safety National Alliance starting in the 2013-14 school year. “What we are offering and introducing to you today is the Walmart for student safety and security,” said interim district Superintendent James Wilcox. About 70 school administrators and campus police officers from 25 school districts attended a school safety conference at the district’s education safety center to learn about the alliance....
  • Attorney General Eric Holder: Jail time for blacks is too long

    04/05/2013 2:35:04 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 127 replies
    Attorney General Eric Holder expressed “concern” Thursday evening that black men are unfairly served with longer prison sentences than white men and that America’s prison system demands overhaul. “Too many people go to too many prisons for far too long for no good law enforcement reason,” Mr. Holder said, in remarks to the Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network in New York, Politico reported. “It is time to ask ourselves some fundamental questions about our criminal justice system. … It is time to examine our systems and determine what truly works.” Mr. Holder said in the Politico report that state...
  • Sci-fi policing: predicting crime before it occurs

    07/01/2012 10:45:54 AM PDT · by thecodont · 16 replies
    Associated Press via San Francisco Chronicle / ^ | Sunday, July 1, 2012 | GREG RISLING, Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police are aiming to beat suspects to the scene of a crime by using computers to predict where trouble might occur. The Los Angeles Police Department is the largest agency to embrace an experiment known as "predictive policing," which crunches data to determine where to send officers to thwart would-be thieves and burglars. Time Magazine called it one of the best inventions of 2011. Early successes could serve as a model for other cash-strapped law enforcement agencies, but some legal observers are concerned it could lead to unlawful stops and searches that violate Fourth...
  • Montana High School Cancels Famous Graduation Speaker Because He’s ‘Too Conservative’

    06/12/2012 11:21:53 AM PDT · by yoe · 9 replies
    Godfather Politics ^ | Jne 12, 2012 | Giacomo
    I’ve heard of high schools and colleges cancelling graduation speakers because they were too controversial, too liberal or too religious, but this is the first time I’ve heard of one being cancelled for being too conservative. Ronan High School in Ronan, Montana, had arranged for famed and award winning film producer Gerald Molen, a Montana native to speak at their graduation ceremony. Molen is best known for his Oscar winning film, Schindler’s List. He also produced Twister, Rain Man, Days of Thunder, Hook, Minority Report, Jurassic Park and The Lost World: Jurassic Park. Before becoming a film producer, Molen served...
  • FBI begins recording call-ins (talk radio)

    10/15/2011 8:20:52 AM PDT · by opentalk · 100 replies · 1+ views
    wnd ^ | October 14, 2011 | Kathy Shaidle
    Next time you call a talk radio station, beware: The FBI may be listening. According to, "The FBI has awarded a $524,927 contract to a Virginia company to record as much radio news and talk programming as it can find on the Internet. … The FBI says it is not playing Big Brother by policing the airwaves, but rather seeking access to what airs as potential evidence." The agency's reasons for recording all these radio programs don't get any clearer as the news report goes on. No doubt that is intentional.
  • Homeland Security moves forward with 'pre-crime' detection (Big Government™ is watching you)

    10/07/2011 8:18:33 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 80 replies
    CNET ^ | 2011-10-07 | Declan McCullagh
    An internal U.S. Department of Homeland Security document indicates that a controversial program designed to predict whether a person will commit a crime is already being tested on some members of the public voluntarily, CNET has learned. If this sounds a bit like the Tom Cruise movie called "Minority Report," or the CBS drama "Person of Interest," it is. But where "Minority Report" author Philip K. Dick enlisted psychics to predict crimes, DHS is betting on algorithms: it's building a "prototype screening facility" that it hopes will use factors such as ethnicity, gender, breathing, and heart rate to "detect cues...
  • Um, Shouldn't You Have Asked Me These Questions Before I Got on the Plane?

    09/02/2011 4:10:48 PM PDT · by mgstarr · 54 replies
    Dallas Observer ^ | 9/1/11 | Robert Wilonsky
    Got home from the airport last night just in time to see Channel 8's piece on how Dallas PD and the FBI are prepping for the 10th anniversary of September 11. Would have been home a little sooner, but, ya know, I stopped by a Northwest Highway construction site. Oh -- and I was briefly detained by a man with a badge at Dallas-Fort Worth International. Perhaps I should explain. I was out of town yesterday, in Los Angeles. Left Tuesday night, came back Wednesday night. Very uneventful. Left the hotel room just long enough to do an interview. Arrived...
  • Minority Report Realized: Creepy Homeland Security Mobile ‘Malintent’ Pre-Crime Screening System

    05/31/2011 7:25:12 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 18 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 30th 2011 | Naked Emperor News
    Straight out of Minority Report a new Homeland Security program would subject Americans to pre-crime interrogations and physiological scans to detect people who are intending to commit a terrorist act at sports stadiums, malls, airports and other public places has moved closer to being implemented after the FAST program passed its first round of testing at an undisclosed location in northeast US. The system uses a computer program that studies physiological indicators of a person, such as heart rate and the steadiness of a person’s gaze, and then uses the data to make a judgment on whether that individual has...
  • Pre-Crime Policing(OR)

    03/26/2010 8:23:14 AM PDT · by marktwain · 41 replies · 728+ views
    Reason ^ | 16 March, 2010 | Radley Balko
    To hear them tell it, the five police agencies who apprehended 39-year-old Oregonian David Pyles early on the morning of March 8 thwarted another lone wolf mass murderer. The police "were able to successfully take a potentially volatile male subject into protective custody for a mental evaluation," announced a press release put out by the Medford, Oregon, police department. The subject had recently been placed on administrative leave from his job, was "very disgruntled," and had recently purchased several firearms. "Local Law Enforcement agencies were extremely concerned that the subject was planning retaliation against his employers," the release said. Fortunately,...
  • YouTube: Minority Report becomes reality (Incredible Interface)

    08/07/2006 1:17:13 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 5 replies · 347+ views
    YouTube.Com ^ | August 6, 2006
    Check out this YouTube VIDEO. It features an interface a lot like what Tom Cruise was doing in the movie, "Minority Report." The kewlest thing was manipulated NASA maps.
  • Live Thread - Electoral Votes Certification (Boxer Rebellion)

    01/06/2005 9:52:28 AM PST · by finnman69 · 3,092 replies · 103,155+ views
    1/6/05 | me
    Live thread as the RATS challenge the certification of the Ohio electoral Votes.