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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 keplr on Thursday February 27 2014, @12:19AM

    by keplr (2104) on Thursday February 27 2014, @12:19AM (#7659) Journal

    Which tallies exactly with what I said in my original comment. I don't believe this system is racist, but the mere absence of race as data being fed into it is not positive proof that it is not.

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  • (Score: 1) by The Mighty Buzzard on Thursday February 27 2014, @12:36AM

    by The Mighty Buzzard (18) Subscriber Badge <> on Thursday February 27 2014, @12:36AM (#7667) Homepage Journal
    Positive proof, no. Lacking any evidence to the contrary though, it should be assumed that it is not unless your name is Jackson or Sharpton and you make your living by exposing racism where it doesn't exist.
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