The Village Voice: Features: Buying Trouble by Erik Baard
"supermarket records have been seized by Drug Enforcement
Agency investigators looking for purchases of small plastic baggies, often used in the drug
trade, Albrecht observes."
After crunching those numbers through the algorithm, he says, its creators fed in the files
of the 9-11 terrorists as a test. "The model showed 89.7 percent accuracy 'predicting'
these people from rest of population," Ponemon reports.
Oddly enough, "one of the factors was if you were a person who frequently ordered pizza
and paid with a credit card," Ponemon says, describing the buying habits of a nation of
Let me get this right..if I put my sandwiches in a plastic bag, or order pizza out, my terrorist profile is heightened?
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