KOOL Question of the Day

 

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The Boston Police Department is taking heat from civil liberty groups for plans to spend up to $1.4 million on new software that scours social media and the internet for potential threats. 

Monitoring technology can quickly mine the internet, from chat rooms to social media to blog posts, for certain keywords and phrases. It can track postings in a certain geographic area, send alerts to police about potentially dangerous postings and more. 

A Facebook post by the Ohio State suspect before the attack suggested he was angry over what he perceived as mistreatment of Muslims. 

The American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts said in a statement that “such surveillance chills speech” and does not prevent terrorism.

The "KOOL Question of the Day" is:

 "Would Internet Monitoring technology help to prevent attacks?"

Yes

No