Sunday, March 19, 2006
Why Data Mining Won't Stop Terror
Bruce Schneier of Counterpane wrote in Wired Why Data Mining Won't Stop Terror. "We're not trading privacy for security; we're giving up privacy and getting no security in return." Read the article you'll understand the numbers. The issue is, the system must be impossibly accurate or it will drown in a sea of false positives which still need to be tracked down and prevent agents from doing things that might actually improve security.