Israel at the forefront of predictive policing

13th June 2018 News 3 Views

CBS News reports that Israel is at the forefront of an emerging trend among intelligence and law enforcement agencies of utilizing predictive algorithms to identify future criminals. By monitoring social media and other data, Israeli authorities claim to have prevented more than 200 Palestinian attacks. Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan said the methods helped reduce “lone wolf terrorists� but admitted that determining whether a potential suspect is a serious threat or not is “complicated.� Hanan Ashrawi, a senior Palestinian official in the West Bank, condemned the use of predictive policing and said, “What is incredible to me, the rest of the world is not horrified by what is happening here.�Full Story

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