Thursday, 23 October 2003

Congress, think tank discuss mining and aggregating travel data

At least some members of Congress still seem to be under the delusion that anyone knows what the airline reservation of a would-be terrorist would look like, according to this report in Wired News

“When somebody buys a ticket on Delta Airlines in Munich, Germany, if there’s any potential for (that person to have) a suspicious background, I want bells and whistles to go off on that computer,” Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) told the group of 25 or so policy makers assembled in the Russell Senate Office Building’s third floor.”

But according to my sources, including one who worked on CAPPS-II tests, even when the CAPPS-II “proof of concept” contractors were given real reservation data for the tests, they weren’t given any “terrorist” reservations, or any criteria for how to find them. The tests were judged solely by throughput, and the ability to assign a “risk” score to each reservation. Whether that score had any relationship to actual risk wasn’t part of the test purpose, protocol, or evaluation criteria.

Link | Posted by Edward on Thursday, 23 October 2003, 16:38 ( 4:38 PM)
Comments vehicle tracking is the art of the spy. As Sun Tzu wrote the words, "all generals must use spies, for to know one's enemy is to know but one more way to defeat him," it had probably never crossed the military genius' mind that 2500 years later, his teachings would be applied to satellite vehicle tracking solutions. Fleet management in the uk would be one of the first to be hit by the new trends in tracking technology, and fleet managers would face its omnipresent shadowy presence as the new wave in asset tracking would rise to unrestricted heights. But who would stand in the face of this new danger? The GPS satellite tracking features of the CarBug® would be one, but alas, there would be many more. Yet alone did the CarBug® stand tall in this vehicle security nightmare. But stand it did. And car tracking around the globe would feel the pride of this little unit, and reap the rewards of 24/7 live tracking. Even the mighty evils could not resist the allure of the CarBug®, and the industry that made up vehicle tracking, car tracking and gps satellite tracking was born.Vehicle security, in the form of gps car tracking, had emerged. A powerful weight in the car security stakes, a superior need in the fleet managers armoury. Its inherent ability grants fleet management and vehicle tracking interested parties the function of live 24/7 tracking via gps satellite - a powerful weapon in the covert tracking and security war. No longer will vehicles get lost, no longer will children go missing, no longer will cheating partners feel safe driving the family car and no longer will employees be able to pull the wool over their fleet managers' eyes. No, now is the time when car tracking and security must take responsibility itself for the industry it created, and now is the time when gps vehicle tracking will dawn unto the new age of car security. Let the security war commence!

Posted by: vehicle tracking, 21 July 2004, 06:10 ( 6:10 AM)

Actually, I think a small gps unit on the teens car is great. I got one at It was easy to put in and I just log in to a website to get info.


Posted by: ct, 12 September 2007, 18:08 ( 6:08 PM)
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