Tuesday, December 16, 2014

POLICE USING SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS TO DETERMINE “THREAT SCORE” OF SUSPECTS


"Offensive" online comments could earn you a "red rating"



by PAUL JOSEPH WATSON | DECEMBER 16, 2014

across the United States are now using a program that mines Internet comments and social media posts to determine the “threat score” of a suspect before cops arrive on the scene.

Reuters reports that law enforcement authorities have utilized an application called Beware since 2012 that takes just seconds to crawl billions of records in commercial and public databases to assign a threat rating to an individual – green, yellow or red.

“Yet it does far more — scanning the residents’ online comments, social media and recent purchases for warning signs. Commercial, criminal and social media information, including, as Intrado vice president Steve Reed said in an interview with urgentcomm.com, “any comments that could be construed as offensive,” all contribute to the threat score.”The program also “allows the routine code enforcement of a nanny state,” allowing homeowners who have failed to trim their trees to be targeted, as well as being used for fishing expeditions and revenue generation.

An annual subscription to Beware costs police departments around $36,000 dollars a year

Read more http://www.infowars.com/police-using-social-media-posts-to-determine-threat-score-of-suspects/