A new data-mining technology with ability to provide information to the police about a certain person’s tendency to be a threat raises public fear. If you have seen Tom Cruise’ movie Minority report about how “Pre-crime” database assess one’s inclination to be a potential threat, then you can probably get the idea.

One data-mining system like New World Systems, PredPol and Beware provides software and surveillance information about a certain individual based on their online comments, social media visibility and recent purchases. This predictive policing method is one of the hottest topics today. People are concerned how the system would violate one’s privacy and how it can prejudge and disrupt fairness.

Source: blogs.reuters.com