A better mousetrap, for free

Sex trafficking drives need for visualization of data available online.MK-CS757A_MEMEX_16U_20150211190914[1]

Sleuthing Search Engine: Even Better Than Google?,” Wall Street Journal, February 12, 2015 B1. A DARPA-developed tool, offered for free (well, “included,” as your tax dollars paid for its development), used to track down sex trafficking rings.  Other uses: tracking down terrorist recruiting patterns, spread of diseases, and money laundering.

How long before Madison Avenue discovers a use for this?  How does the competition compete with free? Does this make information accessible in a new, more useful, way?

 

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