Skip to comments.Obama mining Facebook, Twitter to predict crimes
Posted on 06/15/2013 7:54:32 AM PDT by libstripper
Clues to the federal governments reason for collecting the telephone records of millions of Verizon customers may be found in a recently unearthed 2010 project seeking to predict criminal activity using vast quantities of data on citizens mined from social network websites such as Facebook and Twitter.
In February, the Sydney Morning Herald reported the Massachusetts-based multinational corporation, Raytheon the worlds fifth largest defense contractor had developed a Google for Spies operation.
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If anyone here believes such horrible crimes are beyond the regime, just look at Fast & Furious, which was a mass murder scheme designed to destroy support for the Second Amendment that was probably approved by Holder and Obama. Once it failed to achieve its objective, they had to come up with something else and it surely looks like Sandy Hook was that something.
The mining is so they know who doesn’t like Obama and to sic the IRS etc on
Good reason to not use them.
Gee I wonder who will come out to be criminals with these liberal programs? They have proved global warming to themselves so they can convict anyone of any crime just like IRS decided Tea Party was a criminal group.
...and the Giffords event shooting...
It is very odd he destroyed his computer. Very odd.
The defense contractors are a part of the story that is curiously being ignored.
The fact that James Clapper was himself once an executive with Booz Allen (The company that Edward Snowden worked for) seems an odd thing for everyone to miss. I’m guessing Clapper walked away with a considerable stock portfolio.
lawyers mine facebook for idiotic stuff people put on their about crimes they commit, drugs they use, lies they tell....but no, everybody is a STAR and has to let the whole work know their business. eyeroll. If I am going into a litigation phase with a client that has a facebook, I tell them to shut it down. And get off the weed.
The Obama administration doesn’t need to go to the trouble of mining social networks to predict crime. They only need look in the mirror.
Facebook is one giant invitation to exhibitionists to undress in public.
Gee. You’d think they could have used Facebook to predict predicted that Treycn Martin was going to commit assault and attempted to murder on George Zimmerman.
Not long ago, I saw a futuristic movie on TV where the government had the DNA of everyone and they ran it through a program that would identify people who would commit a crime in the future. They would then arrest these people and execute them.
A man was arresting these future criminals but one day his “own” DNA said “he” would commit a crime and then he was on the run not to be caught.
So, our own government is using a program to identify potential criminals. It's only a tiny step from identifying people using Facebook/other social sites, to putting them in prison just as that movie killed them.
I think that the release of this information now is just an effort to scare people away from the FREE communication services. The USPS is bankrupt and the government wants people to go back to using snail mail to support all these federal workers. You can’t hack an envelope. You can’t listen in on an envelope. It is now the safest method of sending private information.