Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Meet Jack. Or, What The Government Could Do With All That Location Data by Jay Stanley
It’s not really design fiction. Rather a science fiction prototype based on likely data-mining. Very well done, thrilling and frightening at the same time. The low-fi slide deck makes it even more realistic. More from BoingBoing:

In Meet Jack. Or, What The Government Could Do With All That Location Data, the ACLU’s Jay Stanley presents a slide deck from the near future in which a government intelligence service presents a glowing account of how it convicted “Jack R Benjamin” of DUI pre-crime, by watching all the places he went, all the people he interacted with, and using an algorithm to predict that he would commit a DUI, and, on that basis, to peer into every corner of his personal life.

Abstract from Jay Stanley:

We now know that the NSA is collecting location information en masse. As we’ve long said, location data is an extremely powerful set of information about people. To flesh out why that is true, here is the kind of future memo that we fear may someday soon be uncovered.

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Meet Jack. Or, What The Government Could Do With All That Location Data by Jay Stanley

It’s not really design fiction. Rather a science fiction prototype based on likely data-mining. Very well done, thrilling and frightening at the same time. The low-fi slide deck makes it even more realistic. More from BoingBoing:

In Meet Jack. Or, What The Government Could Do With All That Location Data, the ACLU’s Jay Stanley presents a slide deck from the near future in which a government intelligence service presents a glowing account of how it convicted “Jack R Benjamin” of DUI pre-crime, by watching all the places he went, all the people he interacted with, and using an algorithm to predict that he would commit a DUI, and, on that basis, to peer into every corner of his personal life.

Abstract from Jay Stanley:

We now know that the NSA is collecting location information en masse. As we’ve long said, location data is an extremely powerful set of information about people. To flesh out why that is true, here is the kind of future memo that we fear may someday soon be uncovered.

[via boingboing] [read the whole story]

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