Inside the OpenMIND: Open Source Social Media Datamining and “Predictive” Policing

11 November 2013 — PR Watch

Records obtained by DBA Press and the Center for Media and Democracy (DBA/CMD) shed new light on a technology, OpenMIND, utilized by law enforcement/counter-terrorism fusion center personnel in gathering and analyzing mass amounts of “open source intelligence” derived from the online lives of Americans.

According to records obtained by DBA/CMD, this technology — employed by state/regional ‘homeland security’ ‘fusion centers’ — is able to access to password protected sites and is deliberately designed to hide both the presence of inquiring analysts, as well as their subjects of interest. These technologies serve as vacuums that amass, store, and collate vast amounts of data in order to monitor shifts in public opinion and predict the possible future actions of those being monitored.

Read the full analysis exclusively on DBA Press here.

View the original source materials here.

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