"Police officials say such tools can provide critical information that can help uncover terrorists or thwart mass shootings, ensure the safety of officers and the public, find suspects, and crack open cases. They say that last year’s attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, Calif., have only underscored the need for such measures. But the powerful systems also have become flash points for civil libertarians and activists, who say they represent a troubling intrusion on privacy, have been deployed with little public oversight and have potential for abuse or error. Some say laws are needed to protect the public."
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
The new way police are surveilling you: Calculating your threat ‘score’; Washington Post, 1/10/16
Justin Jouvenal, Washington Post; The new way police are surveilling you: Calculating your threat ‘score’ :