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Data mining for anti-terrorism

by Critical Commons Manager

In this post-Snowden surveillance recuperation narrative, an economic analyst is recruited by the CIA to prevent terrorist attacks on the U.S. homeland. Protracted detective work that used to take place in the field (in Hollywood narratives) are now collapsed into intense multi-channel data analysis scenes in films like Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit. In this parallel action scene, a multi-ethnic team of analysts in a surveillance van quickly deduce the plans of a terrorist agent to blow up Wall Street and crash the U.S. economy. In an age when suspicion about governmental surveillance and data mining is at a post-Watergate high, this film portrays all-encompassing federal information systems as the savior of (rather than a threat to) the American way of life.

National security surveillance databases foil a terrorist plan to attack Wall Street

In Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit data mining and intelligence analysis stops Russia from destroying the U.S. economy

from Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)
Creator: Kenneth Branagh
Distributor: Paramount
Posted by Critical Commons Manager