Guilt by Association Social Network

Data-mining techniques regularly help investigators identify credit-card-fraud and money-laundering patterns. And research in 2002 by social-network -analysis pioneer Valdis Krebs showed how the 9/11 plotters were all linked (some hijackers were separated by as many as 10 degrees, he found), but that was, alas, after the fact. Predictive data mining to preempt terrorist networks or activities hasn’t been publicly proven so far.

Read this article from Popular Science

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