ExplainStuff.com jumps into a technical sector and explains about what Data Mining is and how it is used and can it be used to counter terrorism.
Data Mining was supposedly used to determine the leader of the 9/11 attacks.
Take the real world example of the 9/11 attacks. There is historical data about these attacks: a number of foreign men applied to flight school in the United States as part of their attack planning. Based on this historical data, a model can be created that collects data on all of the future applicants to flight schools to see whether any are foreign, or share other characteristics. Read on further to understand the concept in an in depth detail.