Except, there are a couple problems with that, which they addressed.
All information not pertaining directly to the war on terror is discarded before it can be processed into useful intel.
Emerson's character can only retrieve SSNs without anyone noticing.
You’re missing my point.
My point is the machine’s nonrelevant date but still a crime list would seem to be more related to perpetrators than victims.
“Let’s do this. We gotta get that motherfucker” is said in a text.
We don’t know the victim
But we sure know that this person is a perpetrator
Now, the machine picks this up. It only tells him socials. But one would think, the info would be more likely coming re: a criminal than a victim. The criminals are doing the communicating. Not the victims.
So the info being spit out would more likely be re: a perpetrator than a victim. The victim is buy text messaging “got ice cream today” , the perpetrator is texting about the crime.