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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: 3, Insightful) by iWantToKeepAnon on Wednesday February 26 2014, @11:20PM

    by iWantToKeepAnon (686) on Wednesday February 26 2014, @11:20PM (#7625) Homepage Journal

    No mod points to give, OP isn't trolling y'all.

    http://xkcd.com/1022/ [xkcd.com]

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday February 27 2014, @02:34PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday February 27 2014, @02:34PM (#7958)

    Arguing with xkcd? So it has come to this.

    SCNR ;-)