DHS Begins Testing Controversial Pre-Crime FAST System (On the Willing)

DHS Begins Testing Controversial Pre-Crime FAST System (On the Willing):

The freaky Minority Report pre-crime system called FAST that Homeland Security was mulling over waaay back in 2008 has been given the green light, and voluntary citizens are now having their actions tracked by an algorithm for signs of hostility.

In the years since the Future Attribute Screening Technology (FAST) was first first revealed by Homeland Security, the department has honed its ability to “collect, process, or retain information” on members of the public, in this case a subgroup of DHS employees. During this test, FAST program manager Robert Middleton, Jr., said “sensors will non-intrusively collect video images, audio recordings, and psychophysiological measurements from the employees.”

[gizmodo.com Jack Loftus Oct 8, 2011 CBS]

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