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adam at todd.inoz.com
Sun Feb 8 12:11:18 EST 2004
Machine or no machine, if you accept the Willie Brigitte accusations, you
have to wonder about Australian Culture.
Apparently, the first Telegram from France DST to ASIO was on a Friday
night asking that the whereabouts of WB be identified and he be
monitored. Nothing happened until the following Monday.
The second one, again on a Friday Night October long weekend, was an URGENT
HE IS DANGEROUS message and ASIO did nothing until the Tuesday.
Now this is the issue I have. If a person is "dangerous" (and I speak from
experience in this area) then why was nothing done on the Friday?
According to the AG and ASIO Chief, it was a public holiday long
weekend. He was no more dangerous on the Friday than he was on the Tuesday.
Take that however you wish.
Bottom line is, that Humans and Machines can BOTH get it wrong and are the
weakness in the fabric of security. But together, assuming that the Humans
are in fact intelligent enough (cough) then the machines and humans can
work to a good resolution.
Problem is, most Humans in Law Enforcement aren't very intelligent. In my
experience anyway (and that's a fair bit now in a range of areas.)
So as a species we have a LONG LONG way to go.
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