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Data Mining Still Needs a Clue to Be Effective

In the two decades or so since software scientists began “mining” computerized databases for information they were never designed to yield, the sophistication of their techniques has increased dramatically. And although marketing companies today — especially with the advent of the Internet — can routinely predict who you will vote for, where you will eat dinner and, most of all, what products you will buy, experts say it is far less clear whether security agencies can sift mounds of data to track down terrorist networks — unless they start with a useful lead. Full Story

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