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+ - SPAM: USAF Mining Data Use Patterns to Find Thoughtcrime

Submitted by Jeremiah Cornelius
Jeremiah Cornelius (137) writes "If shutting down access to blogs isn't enough to create resentment, the Air Force is "developing data mining technology meant to root out disaffected insiders based on their e-mail activity — or lack thereof." With "Probabilistic Latent Semantic Indexing" a graph is constructed of social network interactions from an organization's e-mail traffic "If a worker suddenly stops socializing online, abruptly shifts alliances within the organization, or starts developing an unhealthy interest in "sensitive topics," the system detects it and alerts investigators.""
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USAF Mining Data Use Patterns to Find Thoughtcrime

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