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US Department of Homeland Security developing system to predict criminal intent
engadget.com ^ | Oct. 8, 2011 | Donald Melanson

Posted on 10/09/2011 7:40:09 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

We're not exactly lacking in opportunities for Minority Report references these days, but sometimes they're just unavoidable.

According to a new report from CNET based on documents obtained by the Electronic Privacy Information Center, the US Department of Homeland security is now working on a system dubbed FAST (or Future Attribute Screening Technology) that's designed to identify individuals who are most likely to commit a crime.

That's not done with something as simple as facial recognition and background checks, however, but rather algorithms and an array of sensors and cameras that can detect both physiological and behavioral cues that are said to be "indicative of mal-intent."

What's more, while the DHS says that it has no plans to actually deploy the system in public just yet, it has apparently already conducted a limited trial using DHS employees -- though no word on the results of how well it actually works, of course.

(Excerpt) Read more at engadget.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 1984; bigbrother

1 posted on 10/09/2011 7:40:13 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

>>That’s not done with something as simple as facial recognition and background checks, however, but rather algorithms and an array of sensors and cameras that can detect both physiological and behavioral cues that are said to be “indicative of mal-intent.”<<

Isn’t that how the Cylons were created? (/Caprica BSG reference)


2 posted on 10/09/2011 7:43:20 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012 -- the man we need at the time we need him)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

They could give it a crackerjack test over at the Dept. of Justice...
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3 posted on 10/09/2011 7:43:27 PM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Profiling is bad, but electronic profiling is good, ‘cuz its magical.


4 posted on 10/09/2011 7:43:32 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all......)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

And politicians will exempt themselves from this because the system will overload once it’s aimed at White House/Congress.


5 posted on 10/09/2011 7:43:45 PM PDT by Thorliveshere
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To: Free ThinkerNY

So, they are turning AbleDanger onto the citizens, instead of keeping terrorists out, eh?

Figures.


6 posted on 10/09/2011 7:43:45 PM PDT by TruthConquers (Delendae sunt publicae scholae)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“Did you really think we want those laws observed?” said Dr. Ferris. “We want them to be broken. You’d better get it straight that it’s not a bunch of boy scouts you’re up against... We’re after power and we mean it... There’s no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. Who wants a nation of law-abiding citizens? What’s there in that for anyone? But just pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed nor enforced or objectively interpreted – and you create a nation of law-breakers – and then you cash in on guilt. Now that’s the system, Mr. Reardon, that’s the game, and once you understand it, you’ll be
much easier to deal with.”


7 posted on 10/09/2011 7:48:11 PM PDT by Fred Hayek (FUBO, the No Talent Pop Star pResident.)
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To: TLI
They could give it a crackerjack test over at the Dept. of Justice...

You took the words right out of my mouth (as they say), TLI. Thanks.

8 posted on 10/09/2011 7:48:18 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Who programs into the system as to what a protential criminal is or looks like?


9 posted on 10/09/2011 7:48:29 PM PDT by Crazy ole coot (Mr. obama is not a legal President. He was/is a British Subject.)
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To: freedumb2003

Thought crime.


10 posted on 10/09/2011 7:52:22 PM PDT by Empireoftheatom48 (Tag line under construction, please mind the gap!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Thought police. Sounds like you would have to prove your innocence if you were actually charged with something.

Creepy.


11 posted on 10/09/2011 7:55:57 PM PDT by paint_your_wagon
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“What’s more, while the DHS says that it has no plans to actually deploy the system in public just yet”
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12 posted on 10/09/2011 7:56:05 PM PDT by NeverForgetBataan (To the German Commander -- ..........................NUTS !)
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To: Crazy ole coot
Who programs into the system as to what a protential criminal is or looks like?

Highly trained experts; mal-intent specialists.

13 posted on 10/09/2011 7:57:00 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (...then they came for the guitars, and we kicked their sorry faggot asses into the dust)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
His earlier thought returned to him: probably she was not actually a member of the Thought Police, but then it was precisely the amateur spy who was the greatest danger of all. He did not know how long she had been looking at him, but perhaps for as much as five minutes, and it was possible that his features had not been perfectly under control. It was terribly dangerous to let your thoughts wander when you were in any public place or within range of a telescreen. The smallest thing could give you away. A nervous tic, an unconscious look of anxiety, a habit of muttering to yourself -- anything that carried with it the suggestion of abnormality, of having something to hide. In any case, to wear an improper expression on your face (to look incredulous when a victory was announced, for example) was itself a punishable offence. There was even a word for it in Newspeak: facecrime, it was called. - George Orwell, 1984
14 posted on 10/09/2011 8:00:24 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Compare "Delay is preferable to error" - Thomas Jefferson // "Pass this bill now!" - Barack Obama)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Soooooooooooo..................

What would Homeland Scrutiny figure about the intent of someone whose Halloween costume looked like this one...??




15 posted on 10/09/2011 8:02:15 PM PDT by Bean Counter (Obama got mostly Ds and Fs all through college and law school. Keep repeating it.....)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What happens when it starts identifying ATF agents?


16 posted on 10/09/2011 8:15:52 PM PDT by RockyMtnMan
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Wow this can’t go bad!


17 posted on 10/09/2011 8:20:42 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Psalm 109:8)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Let me guess. The behavior below is considered normal and non-threatening, even though it has been threatening humanity for 1,400 years ?


18 posted on 10/09/2011 8:21:42 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I can do it already. All I need to know is the identity of the Food Stamp President’s next appointee. Guaranteed 100% accuracy.


19 posted on 10/09/2011 8:28:56 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: Fred Hayek
What is this from?

vaudine

20 posted on 10/09/2011 8:37:12 PM PDT by vaudine
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To: vaudine
Sounds like DHS has been watching too many reruns of “Minority Report” with Tom Cruise. They're going to field their version of the “Pre Crime Task Force” but they won't use telepaths; they'll use the same computers that now predict “Global Warming”. What could possibly go wrong?
21 posted on 10/09/2011 10:03:04 PM PDT by MasterGunner01 (To err is human; to forgive is not our policy. -- SEAL Team SIX)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Sure would like to bring that thing onto capitol hill and watch them all scramble for cover.


22 posted on 10/09/2011 10:35:39 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them." --Ronald Reagan)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Your tax dollars at work.


23 posted on 10/09/2011 11:33:58 PM PDT by jonatron (This is the Land of the Free, the Home of the Brave.)
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To: vaudine

Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand.
Dr. Ferris is part of the administration, bent on “equalizing”.


24 posted on 10/10/2011 2:34:15 AM PDT by Fred Hayek (FUBO, the No Talent Pop Star pResident.)
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To: Fred Hayek
Thanks! Been about 50 years since I read Atlas shrugged and a lot of years since the movie.

vaudine

25 posted on 10/10/2011 6:54:01 AM PDT by vaudine
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To: Free ThinkerNY

they could start...by anyone opening a campaign finance account ..and declaring their intent to run for elective state or federal office...


26 posted on 10/10/2011 6:59:56 AM PDT by mo
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