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US Police Launch New Technology That Allows ‘Unprecedented’ Spying Powers

Tuesday, January 12, 2016 21:38
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US police are rolling out new technology that gives them “unprecedented” powers to spy on people and determine their “threat score” based on metadata, the Washington Post reported.

The software, known as “Beware,” allows officers to analyze billions of data points, including arrest reports, property records, commercial databases, deep Web searches and social-media postings to calculate an individual’s alleged potential for violence, the Post reported.

Law enforcement officials say the tool, made by a company called Intrado, will assist them to thwart mass shootings and other attacks similar to those that took place last year in Paris and San Bernardino. But critics say the software further encroaches on civil liberties and will be used with little oversight. . . . (more)



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  • The headlines should read: Stupid Americas sit on their apathetic a$$e$ while the US police launch new technology that allows unprecedented spying powers.

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