Wednesday, 21 December 2016
"This is what 'extreme vetting' means."
I'm quoted at length in a story today in The Verge and on CNBC about the DHS "Analytical Framework for Intelligence" (AFI), a data-mining and profiling system outsourced to a company founded by a member of the Trump transition team and used to "vet" immigrants, foreign visitors, and US citizens, to decide whether or not they are allowed to travel and how they are treated when they travel, on the basis of an aggregated database of government and commercial information:
"When Trump uses the term 'extreme vetting', AFI is the black-box system of profiling algorithms that he's talking about," says Edward Hasbrouck of the Identity Project, a civil liberties initiative that focuses on the rights of travelers. "This is what extreme vetting means."
- "AFI" is the latest DHS name for "extreme vetting" (Edward Hasbrouck, PapersPlease.org)
- Documents suggest Palantir could help power Trump's 'extreme vetting' of immigrants (Spencer Woodman, The Verge.com; reprinted by CNBC)