IT Versus Terror

    Date23 Aug 2006
    CategoryGovernment
    5395
    Posted ByBrittany Day
    Peter Clarke, head of Scotland Yard's anti-terrorist branch, told the BBC that the surveillance involved in foiling the plot to blow up trans-Atlantic planes had been "unprecedented". Officials haven't said if it involved data mining, but experts say that data mining can be a valuable tool in the war on terror if it is applied properly. The question is: Is it?

    Data mining is a relatively new field within computer science. In the broadest sense, it combines statistical models, power

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