Fresno CA Police Roll Out "Beware" Software - Big Data Collection To 'Threat Score' John Q. Public -- Like China

The new way police are surveilling you: Calculating your threat ‘score’

[excerpted] FRESNO, Calif. — While officers raced to a recent 911 call about a man threatening his ex-girlfriend, a police operator in headquarters consulted software that scored the suspect’s potential for violence the way a bank might run a credit report.

The program scoured billions of data points, including arrest reports, property records, commercial databases, deep Web searches and the man’s social- media postings. It calculated his threat level as the highest of three color-coded scores: a bright red warning.

The man had a firearm conviction and gang associations, so out of caution police called a negotiator. The suspect surrendered, and police said the intelligence helped them make the right call — it turned out he had a gun.

As a national debate has played out over mass surveillance by the National Security Agency, a new generation of technology such as the Beware software being used in Fresno has given local law enforcement officers unprecedented power to peer into the lives of citizens.

Fresno is one of the first departments in the nation to test the program...As officers respond to calls, Beware automatically runs the address. The searches return the names of residents and scans them against a range of publicly available data to generate a color-coded threat level for each person or address: green, yellow or red.

Fresno’s Real Time Crime Center is the type of facility that has become the model for high-tech policing nationwide. Similar centers have opened in New York, Houston and Seattle over the past decade.

After [a] contentious hearing before the Fresno City Council on Beware, [Fresno Police chief] Dyer said he now wants to make changes to address residents’ concerns. The police chief said he is working with Intrado to turn off Beware’s color-coded rating system and possibly the social media monitoring....“There’s a balancing act,” Dyer said.

This post very closely related to: China Rolling Out 'Good Citizen' Scoring System Based On Internet Use - Mandatory By 2020; US, Japan Pilot Projects 12-23-15 "'China has created a social tool named Sesame Credit which gives people a score for how good a citizen they are. The system measures how obediently citizens follow the party line, pulling data from social networks and online purchase histories...Although the ratings are currently optional, the social tool will become mandatory by 2020'. -- Interesting thing about that is that as it just so happens there are some rather similar "pilot projects" in other nations also being launched or already underway...Below are recent posts noting two in particular - one in the USA, the other in Japan. Both, like what the Chinese government and 'Big Business' are rolling out in China, are fully totalitarian at the core...In fact, it is not hard to see how all three "pilot projects" would complement each other in a 'global rollout' [see post]
re: 'Fresno is one of the first departments in the nation to test the program'

Test? Just like communist China is 'testing' it's good-citizen scoring program? There citizens are being assigned number scores, and as now revealed here in the USA they are starting off with a green-yellow-red color-coded scoring scheme. Brave New World stuff all the way.

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