According to a DHS 2015 Data Mining report to Congress, DHS claims the ‘Homeland Security Act’ authorizes them to give Americans secret risk assessments.
Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and U.S.Customs Border Protection (CBP) employees use their own judgment to decide who’s a criminal or terrorist.
This is ludicrous, how do you let federal employees decide who’s a terrorist or criminal?
Below is an excerpt taken from the ‘Legislative Language 2B section…
“A thorough description of the data mining technology that is being used or will be used, including the basis for determining whether a particular pattern or anomaly is indicative of terrorist or criminal activity.”
Private corporations only driving force is profit, they don’t care if their products are inaccurate or put innocent people behind bars.
According to a report titled ‘Big Data & Data Analytics, Homeland Security & Public Safety: 2017-2022’ DHS spying data mining will be an $11 billion dollar industry by 2022. (Click here to view the PowerPoint presentation.)
“The results of positive queries in ATS-L are designed to signal to CBP officers and agents that further inspection of a vehicle or its travelers may be warranted, even though a vehicle or individual may not have been previously associated with a law enforcement action or otherwise noted as a subject of concern to law enforcement.”
EPIC filed a FOI lawsuit in 2014 warning everyone about DHS’s data mining program.
The new system appears to be a one-stop shop for classified and non-classified materials and can include a target’s name, address, race, physical characteristics, gender, social security number, family relationships, occupation, and more.
You can’t sugar coat it anymore, the Feds don’t care if someone is innocent, they’ll be detained, interrogated and searched based on a person’s feeling (judgment).
A list of programs DHS uses to determine if someone’s a criminal or terrorist:
NIIS (Non Immigrant Information System)
ESTA (Online Visa application)
SAVI (Container, vehicle tracking)
TES data (Primary & Secondary screening of people)
NLETS (National Law Enforcement Telecommunications System)
NCIC (National Criminal Information Center)
SEVIS (Student and Exchange Visitor Program)
TSDB (Terrorist Screening Database)
Is DHS data mining being used to arrest innocent people?
A 2013 DHS Data Mining report revealed that arrests have increased since DHS began using data mining.
If the Feds and law enforcement are allowed to use their own judgment to detain, question and search people. What’s America going to like in the next five to ten years?