Human rights and the law on snooping

However, as The Herald reports today, officers are less likely to be taken by surprise again, thanks to the implementation of sophisticated software for the monitoring and analysis of social media sites. As well as identifying and tracking potential troublemakers, the new technology has the capacity to gauge public mood by analysing patterns and trends in millions of tweets and Facebook postings….Any reference to “anticipating” crime should ring alarm bells. This is the stuff of dystopian Orwellian nightmares about “thought crime”.

via Human rights and the law on snooping | Herald Scotland.

Categories: physical control, thought crime

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