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The Ministry of Peace (Homeland Security)

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Don't worry, it's alright. We are at war with Eastasia and have always been. It is for your own good.

 

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 indicative of mal-intent."

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FAST is designed to track and monitor, among other inputs, body movements, voice pitch changes, prosody changes (alterations in the rhythm and intonation of speech), eye movements, body heat changes, and breathing patterns. Occupation and age are also considered. A government source told CNET that blink rate and pupil variation are measured too. A field test of FAST has been conducted in at least one undisclosed location in the northeast. "It is not an airport, but it is a large venue that is a suitable substitute for an operational setting," DHS spokesman John Verrico told Nature.com in May.

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Update 2:12 p.m. PT: A Homeland Security spokesman has just provided this additional statement to CNET: "The FAST program is entirely voluntary and does not store any personally-identifiable information (PII) from participants once the experiment is completed. The system is not designed to capture or store PII. Any information that is gathered is stored under an anonymous identifier and is only available to DHS as aggregated performance data. It is only used for laboratory protocol as we are doing research and development. It is gathered when people sign up as volunteers, not by the FAST system. If it were ever to be deployed, there would be no PII captured from people going through the system." (The DHS Privacy Office has said that the system does contain personally-identifiable information and that FAST "is a privacy sensitive system." DHS defines a privacy sensitive system as "any system that collects, uses, disseminates, or maintains" personally-identifiable information.)

 

http://news.cnet.com...rime-detection/

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Let's all just agree to give up our civil rights in the name of security. After all, how can you enjoy your rights when you know there's about a one in a billion chance of something bad happening to you?

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i would really like to see the "true" attribute it uses.

 

 

sounds like a lie detector on crack, which really isn't all that its hyped to be

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Don't worry, it's alright. We are at war with Eastasia and have always been. It is for your own good.

 

 

 

http://news.cnet.com...rime-detection/

 

 

sweet I will have to break out a bottle of Victory Gin, and have a smoke from my Victory Cigarettes!

Edited by greengiant912

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Hmm, i get scanned, it tells me i am going to be a criminal so i do. Is this prediction or psycho control.....

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Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. -Benjamin Franklin

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