Google patents algorithms that monitors ‘problematic phrases

Is the information age unleashing the Panopticon or unlocking the Doors of Perception?
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Gutenberg
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Google patents algorithms that monitors ‘problematic phrases

Post by Gutenberg » Sun May 12, 2013 9:02 pm

We've all come to rely on spell-checkers that correct misspellings as we type. Now, Google has filed a patent for a tool that seems like an evil-checker: a software system that could prevent people from writing out, in electronic correspondence and documents, phrases that run afoul of policies or laws.

Google’s proposed "Policy Violation Checker" would allow software to peek over peoples' shoulders while they type to alert individuals -- and potentially their employers -- when their written text contained "problematic phrases" that “present policy violations, have legal implications, or are otherwise troublesome to a company, business, or individual," according to the patent filing.
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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/0 ... technology

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Re: Google patents algorithms that monitors ‘problematic phr

Post by Gutenberg » Mon Jun 30, 2014 3:24 pm

In a similar vein, it was recently reported that the secret service seeks monitoring software that makes it possible to identify, among other things, sarcastic sentiments:
US Secret Service seeks Twitter sarcasm detector

"The US Secret Service is looking to commission a Twitter sarcasm detector to improve its online social media surveillance. It is inviting analytics firms to bid for a five-year contract to monitor and analyse online trends and sentiment, and one of its requirements is the ability to “detect sarcasm and false positives”"
read more: http://www.newstatesman.com/internation ... m-detector

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