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Infoglut by Mark Andrejevic

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2 Intelligence Glut

Policing, Security, and Predictive Analytics

In our society we have no major crimes … but we do have a detention camp full of would-be criminals.

John Anderton in “The Minority Report” (Dick, 1994)

What Is Total Information Awareness Good For?

Once upon a time when a mass shooting took place in the United States, the familiar media response was often one of bewilderment on the part of those who knew the perpetrator: “Who would have guessed that such an impulse lay dormant, waiting to emerge, in the heart and mind of a neighbor or co-worker.” And the familiar refrain went something along the lines of, “He just seemed like an ordinary guy … I never would have believed he could have done this.” The implicit and somewhat disturbing ...

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