The IRS is the NSA

See if you can guess which of the below activities belong to the IRS, or the NSA:
  1. Charting and analyzing social media such as Facebook.
  2. Targeting audits by matching tax filings to social media or electronic payments.
  3. Tracking individual Internet addresses and emailing patterns.
  4. Sorting data in 32,000 categories of metadata and 1 million unique "attributes."
  5. Machine learning across "neural" networks.
  6. Statistical and agent-based modeling.
  7. Relationship analysis based on Social Security numbers and other personal identifiers.

Sorry, trick question.  The answer to all of them is: both.

This entry was published Sat Jul 27 21:26:50 CDT 2013 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2013-07-27 21:26:50.0. [Tweet]

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