“Matrix” To Enable Wide Quick Crime Record Checks

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Florida is creating a counterterrorism database to give law enforcement agencies around the country a powerful new tool to analyze billions of records about criminals and ordinary Americans, reports the Washington Post. The federally-supported system, dubbed Matrix, would enable investigators to find patterns and links among people and events faster than ever before, combining police records with commercially available collections of personal information about most American adults. For example it could instantly find the name and address of every brown-haired owner of a red Ford pickup truck in a 20-mile radius of a suspicious event. The . . .

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