Thursday, July 28, 2016

Not enough eyes

The French security services had a photograph -- but no name or other identifying information -- and a warning from a foreign intelligence service that the person in the photograph was ready to carry out a terrorist attack. He turned out to be the second person in the church attack in Rouen; the warning came 4 days beforehand (Abdelmalik Petitjean). He managed to stay out of sight for those 4 days, despite what appears to be a move across the country, showing the limits of public surveillance technology. A face and a solid prediction may not be enough.

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