Monday, December 24, 2012

Thought police or just an excuse to spy?

NYPD explores the idea of trolling for potential mass shooters, using online posts to ID their targets, according to a report by CBS New York.
“The techniques would include cyber-searches of language that mass-casualty shooters have used in e-mails and Internet postings,” (Police Commissioner Ray) Kelly said.
Would online use of gun related jargon be enough to trigger higher levels of targeted surveillance or other interventions? I'd love to hear Kelly elaborate on the kind of language he's looking for.

Sounds like a creepy excuse for government to ramp up levels of cyber-surveillance on all of us.

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