The contemporary world has become a global village, new technologies being invented all over the world, by the smartest people in technological companies. Regarding the country’s National Security technologies such as drones as well as data mining programs are invented. Therefore, this essay it will mainly focus on the opinion of data mining program. However, data mining is the development of analyzing data from different viewpoints and summarizing it into useful information. This evidence can either increase costs, revenue, cuts or both in a country.
First, data mining software is one of the tools used in evaluating data from different dimensions, perspectives and later analyzing it summarizing its relationships. A new Data Mining system called the “Nexus 7” is being used by the U.S. military in Afghanistan to understand the clandestine gaps in Afghan society for signs of weakness or instability. The secret program links together everything from “spy locators to fruit costs” to read the Afghan social circumstances and help the U.S. military plot a plan (Heinemann, 2016). The Nexus Programme measures the state of individual communities analyzing whether they are falling apart or stabilizing and whether a rebellious support is needed in a particular area or drained away.
There are both advantages and disadvantages of data mining that government agencies such as FBI, NSA and CIA are affected with this program.
However, the main advantage at this point is analyzing records of financial operation to build patterns that can detect money laundering or criminal activities.
Conversely, the main disadvantage faced by these government organizations is the misuse, or inaccurate information is acquired. Information collected through this process can be abused whereby exploitations can occur for instance during business transactions thus leading to blackmail to keep a company’s secret (Acker & Saunders, 2017).
In my opinion, I oppose to the government’s agencies such as the FBI, CIA and the NSA in engaging in data mining of my personal information. Therefore, for the purpose of national security reasons since this information may be misused or I may be discriminated as an individual for my beliefs or religion.
In conclusion, data mining is not an accurate technique for information collection thus before decisions are made, data should be carefully analyzed carefully to avoid serious consequences.