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  • 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 / SFGate.com ^ | 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 WMAL.com, "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.
  • Big Brother spies on Britain

    12/18/2003 10:56:59 AM PST · by GluteusMax · 7 replies · 144+ views
    AFP via Yahoo! News ^ | 12-17-2003 | Not Attributed
    In Britain, Big Brother really is watching you almost everywhere, according to civil liberties campaigners alarmed by the proliferation of spying machines in trains, buses, high streets, sports stadiums and perhaps soon even in clothes. "In terms of western democracies, we are by far and away the most spied-upon nation," Mark Littleton, second in command at citizens' rights group Liberty, told AFP. One camera for every two adults Britain is already home to 10 percent of the entire world's close circuit television (CCTV) cameras. By 2007 it will have 25 million of them - one for every two adults in...
  • Microsoft Software in Every Car?

    12/01/2003 3:40:44 PM PST · by GluteusMax · 64 replies · 723+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 06:47 PM Nov. 30, 2003 PT | Associated Press Staff
    <p>REDMOND, Wash. -- First Microsoft set out to put a computer in every home. Now the software giant hopes to put one in every vehicle, too.</p> <p>"We'd like to have one of our operating systems in every car on Earth," said Dick Brass, vice-president of Microsoft's automotive business unit. "It's a lofty goal."</p>
  • Fox faces anger over Tom Cruise voicemail ads

    12/04/2002 10:47:44 AM PST · by GeneD · 8 replies · 241+ views
    MediaGuardian.co.uk ^ | 12/04/2002 | Claire Cozens
    Rupert Murdoch's Twentieth Century Fox is facing a furious backlash from film fans who have received unsolicited phone calls to promote the video and DVD of its Tom Cruise movie Minority Report. The film giant this week launched Britain's first voicemail message campaign to persuade film buffs to buy the movie. It marks a significant development in the aggressive world of direct marketing - consumers have had to tolerate junk-mail on their door mat for years, and are now battling with the electronic equivalent, spam emails - but it is believed this is the first time anyone has attempted a...
  • Minority Report Discussion (SPOILER ALERT!!!)

    07/14/2002 2:34:48 PM PDT · by Texaggie79 · 9 replies · 209+ views
    Me
    SPOILER!!! Do not proceed if you do not wish to know the plot secrets. . . . . . . . . Ok, I saw this last night and none of us could figure this out. Most likely it's just a careless hole in the plot. Now, if the (bad man) set up cruise's character by getting that man to pretend he was the one that killed Cruise's kid, how did he know Cruise would find him? The only reason Cruise found him was because the PreCogs saw him murdering him. But how could he murder him, if he didn't...
  • Minority Report

    07/09/2002 3:59:51 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 24 replies · 240+ views
    Self via Psychic Energy | July 9, 2002 | PJ-Comix
    Hi everybody! I just thought I would let you know that I am now a Pre-Cog, spending all my time just floating around here in the Pre-Cog Tank. I can't really say it is a barrel of laughs being stuck in the Pre-Cog tank. What I wouldn't do for a just a brewski and a turkey sandwich. Unfortunately that is a no-no. I just gotta float around here 24/7 transmitting future murders. There are two other Pre-Cogs here in the Pre-Cog tank. A male and female Pre-Cog. The female is no fun. Not only does she have a shaved head...
  • The future's here already (Minority Report)

    06/27/2002 9:14:39 AM PDT · by Korth · 10 replies · 212+ views
    ThisisLondon.com ^ | June 17, 2002 | Alexander Walker
    Steven Spielberg has seen the future - and much of it, in his enthralling new SF thriller starring Tom Cruise, is already here. Minority Report is set in 2053, in Washington, DC. But the metropolis Cruise inhabits is an eerie extrapolation of big cities everywhere today where civil liberties are being eroded in the name of public security. In the new, improved future, crimes are detected even before they can be committed. People are detained without evidence of their wrongdoing, save what an elite pack of psychics foresee as their criminal intention. Last week's arrest in the US of the...
  • Movie Review: Minority Report

    06/21/2002 2:08:53 PM PDT · by Slicksadick · 44 replies · 441+ views
    Self | 6-21-02 | Slicksadick
    Speiberg pulls of a winner, may set a new record for product placements, dark with great cinematography, consumerism run amok. Based on the Philip K. Dick short story set in 2054, the future is bleak, go long on Visine, the retinal scans get overplayed to the Nth degree. Eye popping special effects, Cruise control on the Lexus was breaking the speed limit. Squealberg changes pace in the blink of an eye. Strange (negative)Religious overtones worshiping the precogs in the Temple. Keep your retinas peeled durring the surgical recoverery scene, backgrond video shows a Fox promo for O'Reilly. I Cant believe...
  • Drudge: SPIELBERG SIDES WITH BUSH ON FBI PRECRIME; FILM WARNS OF FUTURE GOVERNMENT ROLE

    06/13/2002 7:41:26 AM PDT · by Darth Sidious · 26 replies · 259+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | June 13, 2002 | Matt Drudge
    EXCLUSIVE: SPIELBERG SIDES WITH BUSH ON FBI PRECRIME; FILM WARNS OF FUTURE GOVERNMENT ROLE; DREAMWORKS EXEC CALLS ASHCROFT 'SCARY' "I am willing to give up some of my personal freedoms in order to stop 9/11 from ever happening again," masterdirector Steven Spielberg declares... MORE...