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posted by LaminatorX on Wednesday February 26 2014, @11:00PM   Printer-friendly
from the studies-show-poverty-causes-cancer dept.

Angry Jesus writes:

"The Chicago Police Department is mis-applying epidemiological science (the study of entire populations) to target individuals in a real-life version of Minority Report. They have decided that it is a good idea to put people on a secret list based on a Big Data analysis of their social networks. But don't worry, it isn't racist or abusive because, Science!"

 
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  • (Score: 4, Insightful) by Zz9zZ on Wednesday February 26 2014, @11:12PM

    by Zz9zZ (1348) on Wednesday February 26 2014, @11:12PM (#7619)

    It is here, in the open.

    Any person can understand what this is, but as usual many will presume that everything will go according to plan and no errors or abuses will occur. I hope I'm wrong and people start seeing the horrifying reality of what these programs are doing to us as a society. This is so blatant that perhaps it might work out for the better? Maybe in 5-10 when a huge number of kids grow up and get in trouble and have their social media statistics thrown in their face then the proverbial fan will go to work.

    Is there a filter for "uplifting" stories that will inspire us to make the world better and not fall into dark cynicism?

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  • (Score: 3, Funny) by skullz on Wednesday February 26 2014, @11:32PM

    by skullz (2532) on Wednesday February 26 2014, @11:32PM (#7634)

    What is here, in the open? You literally used 6 sentences without naming "it".

    • (Score: 0, Offtopic) by davester666 on Thursday February 27 2014, @12:35AM

      by davester666 (155) on Thursday February 27 2014, @12:35AM (#7666)

      Gay sticks. "It" refers to cops going to specific peoples houses and touching them with this stick, which turns them gay.