( Computer Screen showing Log Ins and Location Tracking Systems ) Thank you for joining us. We are excited to
give you an exclusive first look into our new system for the acquisition and processing
of American’s location data. Using the target, Mr. Jack Benjamin, as a case study, we will
explore our system’s capabilities in the domestic policing context. As you can see, Mr. Benjamin
was flagged as a potential DUI risk. Before we go too far, let’s check out all of the
background information we can access about our subject. We can track Mr. Benjamin’s movements
by date, look for patterns in his car travel, even use a heat map to see where he’s been.
If we view his top locations, … Oh; looks like lots of nights spent at someone else’s
private home. Must be a lover; but he left at 3:50 AM, and didn’t return until almost
six weeks later. Could be some trouble in paradise? The house is registered to a Mary
Smith. If we look at her other visitors, it seems that Mary has a few close friends. Wonder
if Mr. Benjamin’s aware that a certain Bill Montgomery has spent a few nights with her. But I digress. Let’s go back to the main screen. Jack appears to be quite a union activist.
We’d better notify our partner, George, over at Big Corp, just in case Jack has been involved
with the trouble they’ve been having over there. Going back to Jack’s lifestyle, we
can look at where he tends to be, say, between the hours of 2:00 and 5:00 AM, and who was
in close proximity during those hours. There’s his lover, but who are the others? It looks
like they didn’t share a bedroom, but we have to wonder, what is going on with those other
individuals at such a late hour? Police patrol might need to keep an eye on them, too.
So far, we’ve just been poking around. Let’s go back to that DUI pattern alert for Jack.
If we take a peak at how the system data mined the conclusion that Jack was at risk of a
DUI, you’ll see four factors. First, there was a social gathering in progress. Click
details to see who was there. Second, look at all of their location trails. Two of them
stopped at liquor stores. Third, one of the attendees has a prior. Finally, you can see
that our live monitoring algerithms identified another attendee’s movement pattern, as highly
suggestive of DUI. No officer was able to reach the suspect in time to administer a
test, but his license plate number has been watch-listed for heightened scrutiny.
Of course, a DUI is just one of the many possible alerts that the system can generate. There’s
another alert we’ve received for one, Clayton Porter, for movement patterns suggesting possible
criminal behavior. Upon investigation, the suspect was determined to be a real estate
agent. Folks, that’s just a taste of what this powerful
new system is capable of. We look forward to working with your department for many years
to come, in our mutual efforts to keep America a safe and controlled place, where no one,
no matter where they are, can commit wrongdoing. Thank you. Take action so that this really scary glimpse into the future doesn’t become a reality. aclu.org