Tracking the Threat
May 26, 2004 4:51 PM   Subscribe

Tracking the Threat.
posted by hama7 (15 comments total)
Status: Unknown. Heh.
posted by item at 5:17 PM on May 26, 2004

Reminds me of Slashdots Friends/Foes system...
posted by five fresh fish at 5:28 PM on May 26, 2004

Kinda nice how the mosque sits in there with the all the killers in the Threat Gallery up top.
posted by Cyrano at 5:43 PM on May 26, 2004

Tracking the Threat needs to add six more names back to the active database--apparently all six are still alive....


posted by dhoyt at 5:45 PM on May 26, 2004

Odd but interesting system. One big area for improvement: why two redundant data fields for "Reliability of Source" and "Credibility of Information," but none for who the source actually was?
posted by ook at 5:55 PM on May 26, 2004

Hey, if we're talking "open source intelligence" here, some of us could provide some quality data on other non-Islamic threats... anybody know some of Tim McVeigh's other friends?

BTW, that guy with the white shirt and tie in the middle of the second row looks like an ex-boss of mine. No Muslim, but I never trusted him.
posted by wendell at 6:03 PM on May 26, 2004

Can we focus on the important part here? THIS IS POST 33333!
posted by Krrrlson at 6:21 PM on May 26, 2004

Why is the number 703.555.1212 listed? This site is really shaping up to be the next biggest thing in crime fighting.
posted by plemeljr at 6:21 PM on May 26, 2004

It's Terroristster. (But I do credit them for giving the Zarqawi-Al Qaeda link an 'F-6'.)

It appears to be running on a Microsoft database, though, so expect it to be hacked pretty quickly.
posted by riviera at 7:07 PM on May 26, 2004

Terrorists can now easily check whether or not they have been compromised enough to need to change their identity or appearance. Excellent, way to help the terrorists, fucktards. God bless America.
posted by Space Coyote at 7:45 PM on May 26, 2004

Umm... what about adding false information?
posted by namespan at 7:51 PM on May 26, 2004

Oh, get a grip, Space Coyote; the public site is just a demo for a bit of specialized database software. (Which could be used to track muslims, or montana militiamen, or members of greenpeace; but at the moment it's not being used to track anybody, they're still at the "actively seeking partnerships" phase.) It's not like any of the information posted in the demo is classified, or unknown to anybody even vaguely involved with it; you could probably compile the same data by just going through a month's worth of newspapers, and surely everyone whose name appears on that list has already done so.

(Unless you were being sarcastic. In which case please shoot me.)
posted by ook at 8:18 PM on May 26, 2004

This is great. I don't have to hate all muslims now.
posted by chunking express at 10:57 PM on May 26, 2004

ook: I was being horribly sarcastic but also pointing out that public participation in witch-hunts hasn't historically helped to make them more accurate.
posted by Space Coyote at 4:02 AM on May 27, 2004


(but I really don't think they intend this to be used by the public -- it looks more like an intranet app for smaller Departments Of Witchhunting.)
posted by ook at 8:41 AM on May 27, 2004

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