Skip to comments.In 'Domain Awareness,' Detractors See Another NSA
Posted on 02/22/2014 10:52:16 AM PST by Theoria
Police are like the rest of us; they suffer from information overload. The data pour in from 21st century sources ranging from license plate readers to Twitter. But as the information comes in, it hits an old-fashioned bottleneck: human beings.
"They all have access to different databases," says Dave Mosher, vice president of program management at Microsoft Services. He describes the typical law enforcement command center as a room full of people at computers. "And they all stand up and walk around and talk to each other and they'll say, 'Tell me about this,' or 'Tell me about that.' "
Microsoft believes it solved that bottleneck when it helped the New York Police Department build something called the Domain Awareness System. It's software that combines data streams and lets the computers look for what's important.
"If I'm an officer, it alerts me," Mosher says. "[It] says, 'You might want to take a look at this, based on the rules you put into the system. This looks suspicious, do you agree?' "
Microsoft is marketing a version of this to other police departments under the brand "AWARE." And it's not the only company getting into the business.
'A New Age' Of Policing
The appeal is obvious, especially for cash-strapped, high-crime cities such as Oakland, Calif. City leaders there say they simply don't have the tax base to pay for the number of police officers they need, so they've looked toward "domain awareness" as a kind of force multiplier.
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"We're not just fighting for Oakland; we're fighting for everybody in the country," says Joshua Smith. He's one of the more computer-savvy activists against the DAC, which he sees as a part of a nationwide surveillance grid, funded by Homeland Security grants.
"Everything is IP-networked." Smith says. "Everything can be fibered straight to the White House if necessary. Straight to Langley."'
It’s just like putting in all the cameras. They may spot someone doing a crime but that person will be wearing a mask so what good does it really do? They can mine all the data they want but a smart crook is just going to create false trails to bogus rabbit holes.
I mean, just look at the Boston Marathon bombing if you think having the information will stop the crime.
Clever criminals will figure out what algorithms the police use, and operate with impunity.
One has to understand the financial elites / nwo before this is understood.
Moral, freedom-loving, people are the target of the elites, not the ones being protected by the elites.
The elites of a nation, having the most power, are the stewards of much wealth and power, and should be making sure that government wields a righteous sword, to restrain evil from harming the “little people”.
But they do the opposite.
If you truly are moral, and you truly want to just live a decent life and keep your own possessions, they want to trick you, terrorize you, corrupt you, enslave you.
In regard to the Oakland Domain Awareness Center
Lots of jumping off points for further investigation
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