DHS ‘Minority Report’ tech: Guilty before proven guilty?

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The Department of Homeland Security is testing a program that aims to identify criminals – before they’ve committed a crime.

Through a Freedom of Information Act request, the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) has got hold of internal documents on the Future Attribute Screening Technology(FAST) Program.

In a scenario reminiscent of the movie Minority report, the system gathers physiological measurements and uses them to diagnose ‘malintent’. It works on similar principles to a lie detector, but with many more indicators.

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Josh Peterson