J. Nicholas Hoover

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Articles by J. Nicholas Hoover
posted in May 2006

Terrorist Connections: Find Them Yourself

There's little doubt in my mind the NSA is actively mining huge stores of data and performing social network analysis to produce complex maps of terrorist networks in the hunt for al-Qaida. And if it does it right, it could see some success. It's not like social network analysis of al-Qaida hasn't been done before, even by yours truly (though I admit I don't think I've ever caught a terrorist).

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