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Aux Etats-Unis, l’assistant intelligent d’Amazon appelé à témoigner dans une affaire de meurtre, High tech. Cops scan social media to help assess your ‘threat rating’ Tom Cruise in Minority Report.

Cops scan social media to help assess your ‘threat rating’

Courtesy of 20th Century Fox A national spotlight is now focused on aggressive law enforcement tactics and the justice system. Today’s professional police forces — where officers in even one-stoplight towns might have body armor and mine-resistant vehicles — already raise concerns. Yet new data-mining technologies can now provide police with vast amounts of surveillance information and could radically increase police power. Policing can be increasingly targeted at specific people and neighborhoods — with potentially serious inequitable effects. ICREACH: How the NSA Built Its Own Secret Google -The Intercept. The National Security Agency is secretly providing data to nearly two dozen U.S. government agencies with a “Google-like” search engine built to share more than 850 billion records about phone calls, emails, cellphone locations, and internet chats, according to classified documents obtained by The Intercept.

ICREACH: How the NSA Built Its Own Secret Google -The Intercept

The documents provide the first definitive evidence that the NSA has for years made massive amounts of surveillance data directly accessible to domestic law enforcement agencies. Planning documents for ICREACH, as the search engine is called, cite the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Drug Enforcement Administration as key participants. Microsoft to Stop Inspecting Private Emails in Investigations. Tackling Insurance Fraud. Introduction Most insures have invested to some degree in fraud technology in the past five years.

Tackling Insurance Fraud

However, most of this investment, while beneficial, has been piecemeal and has tended to be focused on fraud detection at the claims phase. Ovum believes that a number of technologies have evolved to the extent that they now offer insurers a way to address the increasingly serious threat posed by professional fraud networks. Highlights Ovum believes that a number of technologies have evolved to the extent that they now offer insurers a way to address the increasingly serious threat posed by professional fraud networks. Features and Benefits. Tech Companies Concede to Surveillance Program. Revelations Give Look at Spy Agency’s Wider Reach. David Burnett/Contact Press Images At the National Security Agency in Fort Meade, Md.

Revelations Give Look at Spy Agency’s Wider Reach

Disclosures have provided a rare glimpse into the agency’s growing reach. The partnership between the intelligence community and Palantir Technologies, a Palo Alto, Calif., company founded by a group of inventors from PayPal, is just one of many that the and other agencies have forged as they have rushed to unlock the secrets of “Big Data.” Today, a revolution in software technology that allows for the highly automated and instantaneous analysis of enormous volumes of digital information has transformed the N.S.A., turning it into the virtual landlord of the digital assets of Americans and foreigners alike. Obama Calls Surveillance Programs Legal and Limited. WASHINGTON — President Obama offered a robust defense of newly revealed surveillance programs on Friday as more classified secrets spilled into public, complicating a summit meeting with China’s new president focused partly on human rights and cybersecurity.

Obama Calls Surveillance Programs Legal and Limited

Mr. Obama departed from his script at a health care event in California to try to reassure Americans that he had not abused government authority by collecting telephone call logs and foreigners’ e-mail messages. U.S. Is Secretly Collecting Records of Verizon Calls. WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is secretly carrying out a domestic surveillance program under which it is collecting business communications records involving Americans under a hotly debated section of the , according to a highly classified court order disclosed on Wednesday night.

U.S. Is Secretly Collecting Records of Verizon Calls

The order, signed by Judge Roger Vinson of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court in April, directs a subsidiary, Verizon Business Network Services, to turn over “on an ongoing daily basis” to the all call logs “between the United States and abroad” or “wholly within the United States, including local telephone calls.” The order does not apply to the content of the communications. Verizon Business Network Services is one of the nation’s largest telecommunications and Internet providers for corporations. Rationalizing Government Collection Authorities: A Proposal for Radical Simplification. The life of every person in an advanced industrialized country is a mosaic of digital information stored on public and private computer servers around the world.

Rationalizing Government Collection Authorities: A Proposal for Radical Simplification

Most of the tiles of your own personal mosaic do not reside in your hands. Le logiciel qui prédit les délits. Santa Cruz, en Californie, août 2012.

Le logiciel qui prédit les délits

Il est 12 h 30. Un policier arpente une rue tranquille qu'il n'a pas l'habitude de surveiller. Quelques minutes plus tard, il arrêtera deux hommes en flagrant délit : ils tentaient de voler un véhicule. Quelques mois auparavant, deux de ses collègues qui "planquaient" aux abords d'un parking du centre-ville avaient interpellé deux femmes qui cherchaient à forcer la portière d'un véhicule. Dans les deux cas, les policiers n'étaient pas là par hasard. L'informateur qui leur a transmis le tuyau n'était pas un indic à l'ancienne rencontré discrètement dans une impasse... mais un logiciel d'ordinateur.

Pour un peu, on se croirait propulsé dans le film de science-fiction de Steven Spielberg, Minority Report (2002), dans lequel des humains mutants prévoient les crimes à venir grâce à leur don de prescience. "Nous avons eu plus de 200 demandes, émanant de nombreux pays", assure le professeur Brantingham.