DNI Report Details Data Mining Programs
Steven Aftergood writes on Secrecy News:
The Office of the Director of National Intelligence provided an overview of U.S. intelligence data mining development programs in a new report [.pdf] to Congress.More here.
Data mining is used by intelligence agencies to search through databases in order to discern patterns of activity that could indicate a threat to national security.
The new report presents brief descriptions of several data mining-related intelligence projects, some of which have previously been publicly identified and others that appear to be newly disclosed.