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DHS secretly videotaping citizens to ‘predict crime’

http://ak8.picdn.net/shutterstock/videos/6099968/preview/stock-footage-orlando-florida-jan-orlando-airport-security-departure-timelapse-transportation-security.jpgThe DHS quietly released online a “privacy impact assessment” that provides the legal justification for an ongoing experiment it is calling “Data Collection for the Centralized Hostile Intent Project.”Besides testing to see if DHS agents can detect “hostile intent” from video images as opposed to in-person observation, the videos will also used to see if computers can successfully be integrated for automated hostile intent detection and tracking. DHS is developing algorithms for what it calls “person and object detection and tracking.”

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