Be very scared at what EU has in store

This is an EU FP7 framework programme. We have indicated before that there are billions of € being spent on ‘research’ projects, and this, in the seventh such programme in the EU, is by far one of the most scary East Germanesc programmes they have undertaken to date.

A quick look at the public deliverables will send shivers down your spine, so what the non public areas are like are anyones guess.

The public area covers everything from personal data collection, behavioural profiling, relationship mining, systems for the autonomus steering and navigation of UAVs, methodology for collection, cleaning and unified representation of large textual data from various sources: news reports, weblogs and chat, a self-organizing computer network architecture and mission planning for groups of UAVs.

All this in a civilian context inside the EU.. a context that the UK government will have no choice but to incorporate into its own security policies.

The Indect website tells us this is ‘for the security of citizens’, how very 1984. This is for the security of the state from the citizens.

Take a look, and be very worried. This is the building of the technological Stasi.


A List of publicly available deliverables.
File Deliverable 0.5
INDECT – Ethical Issues – 2009
File Deliverable 1.1 public version
Report on the collection and analysis of user requirements
File Deliverable 1.2
Report on NS and CS hardware construction
File Deliverable 2.1
Preliminary report on proposed logical structure of the systems
File Deliverable 2.3
Report on proposed algorithms for positioning, tracking and predicting of the position of tracked objects.
File Deliverable 2.4
Proposed algorithms for wireless transfer of spatial data
File Deliverable 2.5
Proposed algorithms and methods for autonomous steering and navigation of UAVs
File Deliverable 2.6
Proposed algorithms and mechanisms for cooperation within groups of UAVs
File Deliverable 2.7
Proposed algorithms for mission planning for groups of UAVs
File Deliverable 4.1
XML Data Corpus: Report on methodology for collection, cleaning and unified representation of large textual data from various sources: news reports, weblogs, chat.
File Deliverable 4.2
Report on current state-of-the-art methods for relationship mining
File Deliverable 4.3
Report on current state-of-the-art on machine learning methods for behavioural profiling
File Deliverable 5.1
Preliminary report on police and prosecutor repositories and access procedures
File Deliverable 6.1
Intelligent crisis management systems – concepts and usage scenarios
File Deliverable 6.2
Intelligent portal for crisis management – functional specification and conceptual architecture
File Deliverable 7.1
Overall self-organizing computer network architecture model
File Deliverable 7.2
Creation of event model in order to detect dangerous events
File Deliverable 8.1
Specification of requirements for security and confidentiality of the system
File Deliverable 9.2
Intelligent Crisis Management Systems – Concepts and Usage Scenarios
File Deliverable 9.3
Initial plan for using and disseminating knowledge
File Deliverable 9.4
Evaluation of Components
File Deliverable 9.5
Report on current state-of-the-art methods for relationship mining
File Deliverable 9.8
MANET Physical Layer Analysis, MANET MAC Layer Analysis, MANET Routing Protocol Analysis, MANET Self Positioning Alghorithms Analysis
A quick look at the partners in this project shows the UK interest is already there.
You may want to download these documents for future reference, before they ‘disappear’..
UPDATE: Oh look, here is another almost identical project run under the same FP7 programme. this one is called Project DETECTOR being run by Birmingham University.
Just how much of our taxpayers money do they want to spend to log, tag, catalogue, monitor and ‘detect’ us?

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Ian Parker-Joseph, former Leader of the Libertarian Party UK, who currently heads PDPS Internet Hosting and the Personal Deed Poll Services company, has been an IT industry professional for over 20 years, providing Business Consulting, Programme and Project Management, specialising in the recovery of Projects that have failed in a process driven world. Ian’s experience is not limited to the UK, and he has successfully delivered projects in the Middle East, Africa, US, Russia, Poland, France and Germany. Working within different cultures, Ian has occupied high profile roles within multi-nationals such as Nortel and Cable & Wireless. These experiences have given Ian an excellent insight into world events, and the way that they can shape our own national future. His extensive overseas experiences have made him all too aware of how the UK interacts with its near neighbours, its place in the Commonwealth, and how our nation fits into the wider world. He is determined to rebuild many of the friendships and commercial relationships with other nations that have been sadly neglected over the years, and would like to see greater energy and food security in these countries, for the benefit of all. Ian is a vocal advocate of small government, individual freedom, low taxation and a minimum of regulation. Ian believes deeply and passionately in freedom and independence in all areas of life, and is now bringing his professional experiences to bear in the world of politics.
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13 Responses to Be very scared at what EU has in store

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  2. Gawain says:

    It will never happen….

    • oh, that’s ok then.

      They promise there won’t be any scope creep and I needn’t have worried anyway, apparently they have an ethics board.

    • Katabasis says:

      Gawain, the FP6 and now FP7 projects develop research in an iterative fashion. INDECT so far looks like its primary aim is to do the groundwork on practical algorithms for scouring publicly available online information and creation of electronic ‘profiles’ from this.

      This work is likely to become the foundation for much more obtrusive capabilities and research projects. It is compartmentalisation, so by happy accident we arrive at sophisticated online surveillance and data gathering capabilities.

      One of the splinters of light in the picture however is the fact that the EU requires a substantial amount of information and deliverables to be made publicly available on any FP6 or (now) FP7 projects. There are thousands of these projects and you can find them all here at CORDIS:

      I say this is only a splinter of light because, despite being an enormous and freely available research resource, our pliant and quisling media seems uninterested, despite the wealth of data available for something like even INDECT.

      Reading Deliverable 4.1 alone will give anyone with a reasonable background in computer science enough information to think of ways to disrupt any INDECT search algorithms.

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  7. It is not about monitoring people total. The draft terms of serious crime search on the Internet. One of the main examples: pedophilia and child pornography. I hope you’re not in favor of child pornography, despite the fact that you criticize the project INDECT.

    • Ah, that old chestnut, paedophilia and child pornography, 2 of the 4 horsemen of the Infocalypse, the excuse for every piece of authoritarian and draconian legislation and project work.

      If that were guaranteed that it would never extend beyond that, few would be concerned, but those of us who follow EU & Governmental projects closely know better. We know that the project scope will creep, its deployment will expand into other areas, and the catchment will go far beyond its original idea.

      If the project has nothing to hide, then it will not mind public or parliamentary scrutiny. Does Project INDECT have anything to hide?

  8. In my opinion paedophilia and child pornography ARE a big problem. It is sad you neglect this. 😦
    The usage scenario is to build a crawler to find child pornography automatically and submit those lists to INHOPE and/or Police. Is this “authoritarian and draconian”?
    As far as “hiding” anything fom public is concerned, please kindly refer to my comment there:

    • Firstly you must remember that the FP7 framework, and everything that the Commission and the Commission Services do is paid for with taxpayers money.

      Secondly it seems that many need reminding that the EU is NOT a State, therefore it cannot have any State secrets.

      Thirdly, you sound as though you do not trust the elected members of the EU Parliament, that you would seek to stop scrutiny of a taxpayer funded project. Irrespective of the aims of that project.

      It must also be said that Stalin, Hitler and PolPot had ‘ethics’, however I can confirm that they were not the same as mine, and in a democratic society it is the elected officials who are the guardians of civilised ethics.

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