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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: 1) by guises on Thursday February 27 2014, @04:52AM

    by guises (3116) on Thursday February 27 2014, @04:52AM (#7788)

    Certainly. Paradoxically, I hope to see more of it (in moderation). My hope is that the incessant cries of "this isn't news for nerds" from the old site won't deter the moderators on the new site to too great a degree. If we listed to those people there'd be no news at all.

    If the price for a comprehensive source of news is the occasional uninteresting or poorly written story then that's just fine.