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Dataminr helped cops surveil Black Lives Matter protesters, report finds

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Dataminr helped cops surveil Black Lives Matter protesters, report finds

Dataminr helped cops surveil Black Lives Matter protesters, report finds

Analyzing all your dumb tweets is big business, and for the big data company Dataminr that business just so happened to involve helping police surveil Black Lives Matter demonstrators following the killing of George Floyd

So reports the Intercept, which on Thursday detailed how the New York-based data company alerted law enforcement to protests across the country. Dataminr, which bills itself as offering a “real-time AI platform [that] detects the earliest signals of high-impact events and emerging risks from within publicly available data,” hoovers up all public-facing Twitter data, quickly digests it, and offers customer-relevant insights.  Read more…

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