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Jan 17 '17 at 1:51 comment added Cannabijoy @Carpetsmoker Because I already mentioned and provided statistics for them : ) If I already knew the answer to my question then it wouldn't be a very legitimate question. I asked yesterday and decided to do my own research, so I know a little more now, but I'm sure there's more.
Jan 17 '17 at 1:31 comment added user11249 @Joshua Right, so why exclude those two specific crimes? Just seems strange to me...
Jan 17 '17 at 1:12 comment added Cannabijoy @Carpetsmoker I don't think it's too strange. For example, you could stop a crime before it is committed. Britain has some good examples...
Jan 17 '17 at 1:02 comment added user11249 I find the phrasing "Besides terrorist attacks and drug control, what are some of the benefits of mass surveillance on U.S. citizens?" a strange one. It's like asking something like "besides being able to earn money, what are the benefits of investing money"?
Jan 17 '17 at 0:38 answer Noah timeline score: 4
Jan 17 '17 at 0:20 comment added Cannabijoy @notstoreboughtdirt That's why I was thinking about this. Surely all these resources are not being used to stop something that kills about 10 Americans a year and puts 1.5 million people in jail a year. I'm having trouble finding data that shows how many murderers the FBI stopped and then covered their tracks.
Jan 16 '17 at 23:59 comment added Cannabijoy @Killer066 I love how in 1984 the Ministries of Love, Peace, Plenty, and Truth are all in pyramid shaped buildings. Maybe someone could offer some examples from his book as theoretical benefits.
Jan 16 '17 at 20:26 comment added user9389 I'd be surprised if anyone notable is on record giving reasons other than terrorism or drugs since those are pretty popular targets whatever future plans they have for the data.
Jan 16 '17 at 5:00 comment added Noah If you haven't read 1984 by George Orwell, I'd recommend doing so as it detailed the benefits and effects of mass surveillance.
Jan 16 '17 at 4:59 comment added Cannabijoy @DrunkCynic I agree, and that's why I'm just looking for answers that concern the U.S. government. Mass surveillance from Russia, China, N. Korea, the UK, Australia, the Netherlands, Facebook and Walmart would definitely be beyond the scope of SE ; )
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Jan 16 '17 at 4:21 comment added Drunk Cynic The possible benefits of an overarching police state that was collecting the personal information of the populace, to include the meta data of their electronic communications, is too broad for the SE format. There are stacks of books written on efforts of Russian governments to monitor their populace.
Jan 16 '17 at 3:26 comment added Cannabijoy @user4012 What if both theoretical and practical examples are acceptable, as long as they are distinguished from one another?
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Jan 16 '17 at 2:59 comment added user4012 The main theoretical answer is that, in any machine learning/big data, the more data you have, the better your system works, the more patterns it will identify. But that's kind of a high level wishy washy thing.
Jan 16 '17 at 2:58 comment added Cannabijoy @user4012 Better stick to practical. Tax revenues would definitely help an answer, if you have any stats on how much money goes into these programs. Since there are 680 DEA Intelligence Analysts around the world, employment stats would probably be good to include as well.
Jan 16 '17 at 2:45 comment added user4012 More seriously, are you asking about theoretical benefits, or practical benefits that have been proven (including proven causality)?
Jan 16 '17 at 2:44 comment added user4012 Tons of data scientists and data center specialists have well paying jobs, contributing to lower unemployment and higher tax revenues.
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