Company fingered 120K people as possible terrorists

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Company fingered 120K people as possible terrorists
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"Before helping to start the criminal information project known as Matrix, a database contractor gave United States and Florida authorities the names of 120,000 people who showed a statistical likelihood of being terrorists, resulting in some investigations and arrests. The 'high terrorism factor' scoring system... incorporated such factors as age, sex, ethnicity, credit history, 'investigational data,' information about pilot and driver licenses, and connections to 'dirty' addresses known to have been used by other suspects." [You can bet it also tracked things like educational background, religious and political affiliations, known travels abroad, etc.]



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