Tag: surveillance

Machine Learning Model Tracks U.S. Spy Planes

Aug 10, 2017 |

Among the tasks you can train a computer to perform is scanning the skies over the U.S. for the alarming number of surveillance and spy aircraft.

The news web site BuzzFeed did just that, reporting this week that it employed a machine-learning algorithm to first recognize known spy planes, and then combine that model with a large set of flight-tracking data from a commercial web site. Read more…

Geo Data Vendor Draws Civil Rights Scrutiny

Oct 13, 2016 |

Social media data feeds being packaged by location-based analytics platform vendors and recently marketed as police surveillance tools are drawing fire from a leading U.S. civil liberties group who insists the technology is being to target lawful protests. Read more…

From Digital ‘Breadcrumbs’ To ‘Data Proxies’

Feb 29, 2016 |To the list of data types roughly divided between "structured" and "unstructured" we can now add a third type referred to by theorists as "disembodied" data. In a research paper published last month in the journal Read more…

Feds to Track Car Movements with License Plate Database

Feb 21, 2014 |The Department of Homeland Security is now accepting bids from private companies to run a national license-plate database that will allow federal law enforcement and immigration officials to track the movements of automobiles around the country. Read more…

Unstructured Video Data Creating IT Challenge as Volume Explodes

Oct 11, 2013 |A flood of high-definition video surveillance cameras that are being installed by enterprises around the world is creating a big data challenge that looks set to explode over the next four years, says analyst firm IHS Inc. in a new report. The results, according to the firm, is the increasing adoption of big data technologies, as well as innovation in how such data is handled and stored. Read more…