Minority Report: FBI Trying to Build Social Media “Pre-Crime” Tracking Tool to Arrest People Before They Carry Out Crimes

(JD Heyes) At a time when the FBI’s reputation is at one of the lowest points in history thanks to the involvement of former ranking members in “Spygate,” the plot to overthrow POTUS Donald Trump, the bureau is shopping for technology that allows it to monitor social media in real time, allegedly to spot potential criminal activity.

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American Police Are Secretly Testing ‘Minority Report’–Style Predictive Policing

(Brett Tingley) The era of Big Data and ubiquitous surveillance has been upon us for some time. All of our daily activities, shopping habits, whereabouts, social relationships, and more points of data are logged on various servers around the world for government agencies and private entities alike to sift through, analyze, and preserve. Who knows what else could be hidden in the massive and sophisticated data trails we leave behind each day? Our most secret, innermost desires that we ourselves aren’t even aware of yet? Fears, hatred, and biases we didn’t know we had?

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