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The Real Reason the NSA Wants Your Data: Predictive Law Enforcement

 The NSA can leverage bulk data collection with predictive analytics to target law enforcement activities. But this little-known capability both intensifies and redefines the debate over how much data governments should be collecting. About this article. This article is excerpted from the Revised and Updated edition of Eric Siegel’s book, Predictive Analytics: The Power to

Spy Agency Posts Data-Mining Software to Github

 Gaffer a graph database “optimized for retrieving data on nodes of interest” developed by the notorious UK spy agency GCHQ is available for download. You can now run and improve it because they’ve posted it to Github...

A Rogue Liberal: Halting NSA Bulk Data Collection Compromises Intelligence

 This Newsweek article, originally published in Newsweek’s opinion section and excerpted here, resulted from the author’s research for a new extended sidebar on the topic that will appear in the forthcoming Revised and Updated, paperback edition of...

When Analytics Can’t Save You

 Security analyst Bruce Schneier’s post on the apparent failure of the U.S. government to stop Syria’s alleged use of chemical weapons holds lessons for Big Data and CIOs. Security analyst Bruce Schneier’s post on the apparent failure...

Data Mining Is a Risky Business

 In the last few weeks a vigorous discussion on the legality of the NSA’s data mining efforts in the war on terror has raged. The revelations by former NSA contractor turned whistleblower Edward Snowden have concerned American...

The NSA, Link Analysis and Fraud Detection

The recent leaks about the NSA's use data mining and predictive analytics has certainly raised awareness of our field and has resulted in hours of discussions with family, relatives, friends and reporters about what predictive analytics can...

What the NSA Can’t Do With Your Data (Probably)

 The National Security Agency probably isn’t spying on you. It’s just measuring you for risk, according to two experts on the science of predictive analytics and data mining. The NSA’s Prism program, it has now been revealed,...

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