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警方在Twitter属初创公司的帮助下监视抗议活动

Police Surveilled Protests with Help from Twitter-Affiliated Startup Dataminr

Leveraging close ties to Twitter, controversial artificial intelligence startup Dataminr helped law enforcement digitally monitor the protests that swept the country following the killing of George Floyd, tipping off police to social media posts with the latest whereabouts and actions of demonstrators, according to documents reviewed by The Intercept and a source with direct knowledge of the matter.

据本报获得的文件和消息,备受争议的人工智能初创公司Dataminr正利用与Twitter的密切联系帮助执法部门对乔治·弗洛伊德遇害后席卷全国的抗议活动进行数字监控,向警方在社交媒体上发布示威者的最新行踪和行动,

The monitoring seems at odds with claims from both Twitter and Dataminr that neither company would engage in or facilitate domestic surveillance following a string of 2016 controversies. Twitter, up until recently a longtime investor in Dataminr alongside the CIA, provides the company with full access to a content stream known as the “firehose” — a rare privilege among tech firms and one that lets Dataminr, recently valued at over $1.8 billion, scan every public tweet as soon as its author hits send. Both companies denied that the protest monitoring meets the definition of surveillance.

在2016年的一系列争议之后,Twitter和Dataminr都声称两家公司都不会参与或促进国内监控,这似乎与上述说法不符。Twitter知道最近都是Dataminr的长期投资者,它与中情局(CIA)一起为该公司提供了一个被称为“firehouse”的内容流的完全访问权限,这在科技公司中是一种罕见的特权,它可以让最近估值超过18亿美元的Dataminr在其作者点击send时扫描每一条公开的tweet。两家公司都否认抗议监控符合监视的定义。

Read more at The Intercept

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