Meet IDI: The Company That Has "Weaponized" Profiles On Every American Adult

Tyler Durden's picture

"Every move you make. Every click you take. Every game you play. Every place you stay. They’ll be watching you."

If the government's all-seeing eye was not worrying enough for the privacy-deprived American citizenry, 'profiling' has now gone mainstream as IDI, a year-old company in the so-called data-fusion business, is the first to centralize and weaponize all that information for its customers. As Bloomberg explains,

For more than a decade, professional snoops have been able to search troves of public and nonpublic records—known addresses, DMV records, photographs of a person’s car—and condense them into comprehensive reports costing as little as $10.


Now they can combine that information with the kinds of things marketers know about you, such as which politicians you donate to, what you spend on groceries, and whether it’s weird that you ate in last night, to create a portrait of your life and predict your behavior.

The Boca Raton, Fla., company’s database service, idiCORE, combines public records with purchasing, demographic, and behavioral data... (Bloomberg continues)

Chief Executive Officer Derek Dubner says the system isn’t waiting for requests from clients - it’s already built a profile on every American adult, including young people who wouldn’t be swept up in conventional databases, which only index transactions.


“We have data on that 21-year-old who’s living at home with mom and dad,” he says.


...these personal profiles include all known addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses; every piece of property ever bought or sold, plus related mortgages; past and present vehicles owned; criminal citations, from speeding tickets on up; voter registration; hunting permits; and names and phone numbers of neighbors.


The reports also include photos of cars taken by private companies using automated license plate readers—billions of snapshots tagged with GPS coordinates and time stamps to help PIs surveil people or bust alibis.

Dubner says most Americans have little to fear...

As examples, he cites idiCORE uses such as locating a missing person and nabbing a fraud or terrorism suspect.


Steve Rambam, a PI who hosts Nowhere to Hide on the Investigation Discovery channel, says marketing data remains a niche monitoring tool compared with social media, but its power can be unparalleled.


“You may not know what you do on a regular basis, but I know,” Rambam says. “I know it’s Thursday, you haven’t eaten Chinese food in two weeks, and I know you’re due.”

We leave it to Roger Kay, president of Endpoint Technologies Associates, a consulting firm, to conclude...

"The cloud never forgets, and imperfect pictures of you composed from your data profile are carefully filled in over time... We’re like bugs in amber, completely trapped in the web of our own data."

We are sure none of this will ever be used for pre-crime analysis or is anything the average honest patriotic American should worry about... remember, it's for your own good... and your own security. Besides what's a little personal liberty when the fate of the world is at stake?

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JRobby's picture

I have a fishing knife. It is pretty sharp though.....

Boris Alatovkrap's picture

And Amerikansky is afraid of Russian hacker!?

cossack55's picture

Russians are scary because their sentance structure is so fucked up.

DuneCreature's picture

Finally! ..... Some serious critiquing of Russia on ZH!

Live Hard, Pass Out Affronts Equitably, Die free

~ DC v2.0

Boxed Merlot's picture

their sentance structure...


And others have a hard time with english spelling.


We each bear our own cross.

peddling-fiction's picture

May I add that the Russians bear the Christian cross as well.

They probably feel that English is a language spoken backwards.

Remember also that the first Christian bible was written in Greek using the Cyrillic alphabet.

zeronetwork's picture

When SHTF all this data will be worth a shit.

Son of Loki's picture

Russians are scary ... because they're so freaking tough!

Not many 'snowflakes' protesting in Russia laying in the middle of a highway for moar free shit.

Manthong's picture

Russian snowflakes:

Site's picture

We are truly fucked

The Grim Teacher's picture

"Not many 'snowflakes' protesting in Russia laying in the middle of a highway for moar free shit."


Russians are hard motherfuckers, when they they protest they get naked in Red Square and nail their bollocks to the concrete, thats the way you protest

ACES FULL's picture

Now my nuts hurt after seeing that vid.

MalteseFalcon's picture

I'm a complete outlier.

Good luck getting data on me and more luck predicting anything with it.

glenlloyd's picture

It's 'Person of Interest'

And anyone who didn't think it was coming is totally oblivious to what's really going on.

Success breeds complacency, complacency breeds failure, only the paranoid survive - Andy Grove

PT's picture

So IDI has all this information about how awesome I am but still choose to just let me rot!

I guess the last half of their name is OTS.

cheech_wizard's picture

Only if it allows me to track down spammers.


Tall Tom's picture




As I place my faith, trust, confidence, and hope in Christ Jesus I have no worries whatsover about the SHTF.


And there is no other information available which are more valuable than those words written 2000 years ago, as the Christian Bible, expessed in Cryillic symbols.

peddling-fiction's picture

It is the least re-edited version of the Bible. After and including the King James Bible, the going gets rough.

However, with discernment, you also simply know what is the right thing to do.

BarkingCat's picture

If one could impose 2000 years ago onto today's time line the Christians would be a cross over between 1960s hippies, occupy wall street protestors and Bernie Sanders followers.

RaceToTheBottom's picture

They will be able to tell me when I am due to take my next shit....

Shemp 4 Victory's picture

Of course, the upper struggle for power will be in this last scene was very impressive and distempered banality on its head. Finally, you will find that they are not only some of the hypocrites, bandits, charlatans, is an absolute coward with stains carrot juice.

Dugald's picture


Da spellin on dis sight is apalline

JonNadler's picture

Boris is not master English grammar but is appears as best observer for American oligarchy? How this is possible? Maybe new investigator company is found out answer? 

Sam.Spade's picture

A government prosecutor is talking with one of the 1% :


"With enough data, my lawyers can always find a crime. They'll prosecute. Bury anyone under legal motions, make his life miserable. Maybe even send him up for some felony."

"Even if he didn't do anything?"

"Of course he did something. We got 100,000 laws on the books, twice that in regs. Somewhere, sometime, by accident or intentionally, everyone brakes one. We get a moving x-ray of his life, all we have to do is find it."


Information is power.  You won't know how much they have until they want your cooperation for some simple task, like maybe spying on an old friend.  Or your wife or husband...

There are no small fish.  Only those they don't want to catch yet.

The quote, by the way, is from Thieves Emporium.  It's a technically-accurate novel that uses fiction as a vehicle to examine how the surveillance state uses technology to control us and how you can fight back.  Think 'Hackers vs The Deep State'.  Or maybe 'Attack Of The Script Kiddies'.

The Daily Anarchist loved it and called it 'Barely Fiction'.  The editors of the Daily Bell thought it was so good they ran it as a serial.

Apparently readers at Amazon, Nook, and Smashwords must agree as they all give it a 4.6 rating.

Get your hands on a copy before the Deep State forces it off the market.

InsaneBane's picture

The Police...State
"Every move you make. Every click you take. Every game you play. Every place you stay. They’ll be watching you."

with love G4S,

Doom Porn Star's picture

Private Police, private detectives, private prisons, government contractors, mercenaries, informants, under cover agents, plants, stoolies, spies, counter-spies, plumbers, trojans, hackers, .............

The govenment cannot enforce a police state without people chosing to be willing tools of oppression lining up for a paycheck or a cut of the confiscations/spoils and the impunity to stomp, steal, harrass, blackmail, incarcerate -and all the rest..

peddling-fiction's picture

And a message to all you apostate Christians that participate in gangstalking.

God does not like stalkers.

Your master is another.

Repent and stop.


peddling-fiction's picture

 I forgive you because you know not what you are doing.

But there are consequences if you continue.

God bless and no fear.

Chuck Walla's picture

Dateline Chicago:


  • 8/04/2016 03:44:00 AM

    At Damen and Chicago while having lunch at the Subway, I saw four guys in with a duty belt, a gun, handcuffs, baton, etc. Just like what we have. They had a vest and it said "Officer" on the back. It looked so damn official. At first I thought they were Cook County guys. Then I see on their shoulder it said "Central Investigative Services". I then asked who they were and the guy just said we are officers. 

  • I asked officers as in police officers? Then he gives me a hard look and an attitude. He says, did I not just tell you I am an officer? I asked once again and then another said "we are security officers for the company central investigative services, have a nice day sir". To an average Joe, they look just like police officers.


g speed's picture

CIS targets sir----we are official targets---we give the impression that we are gov't guys but we are just targets sir---

MissCellany's picture

Does that mean they're CISgendered?

I'm so confused.

mkkby's picture

Private officer, aka minimum wage bathroom mop jockey.  They act tough because they have absolutely no authority.

Things that go bump's picture

There are lots of people like that.

Dapper Dan's picture

like "the Department of Homemade Security"

True Blue's picture

It is worse than that: Constitutional protections only protect you from (supposedly) the Government itself -not its sub-contractors.

Example: if a 'criminal' breaks into your home and 'sees' something 'illegal' he can go straight to the District Attorney or just some 'detective' and 'inform' them of your 'crimes' and a warrant can be issued based on his testimony. As a 'witness' they can grant him immunity for his crimes of breaking and entering etc. while utterly violating your (in this example) 4th amendment rights.

ACES FULL's picture

Of course,there is always the possibility that his "break-in" could go horribly wrong....for him.

peddling-fiction's picture

Now that would be a tragedy.

Nylsaar's picture

You left out mother-in-laws.

Clara Tardis's picture

That's what happened in Rome-paid mercenaries to gather the taxes, yep right up until those same enforcers stopped getting paid and turned on their employers

Peacefulwarrior's picture

Another Waste of time company that compiles data and builds nothing...

Duc888's picture



You couldn't be more wrong.  These companies sell the information they gather on YOU, to all the three letter agencies.  This is 100% legal.  The joke is on you.  They've been doing this for over 20 years.

 This is how they get around "the Constitution".


They are almost always set up by retired three letter agency guys...


Peacefulwarrior's picture

I'm very aware of life in the FISHBOWL BUT it still does not build any real infrastructure to help Growth is the point.

Zoomorph's picture

It helps growth of the government with it's infrastructure for catching & spying on dissidents.

Peacefulwarrior's picture

+1 Studying and Spying on potential dissidents as a gig all day? Just writing that had me question our intelligence as a species LOL.. Now we know "There are Two things that Are Infinite, The Universe and Human Stupidity and I'm not so sure about the Universe"

cynicalskeptic's picture

'Stupid' provides a good cover for  'Evil'

We're in an Orwellian/Huxlian world - we were warned and despite a few screaming about it, most remained silent and bissfully unaware.   OF COURSE they spy and study eople - for mundane things like gettign you to buy MORE as well as the really evil ones like blackmailing you or putting you on the 'round-up' list as an 'enemy of the state'.

How else do you think TPTB stay in control?   They can manipulate the sheeple at  will.  Know enough about someone and you can predict - and direct - their behavior.   Have real dirt on someone (like a senator) and you control them.  Why did all the Repub 'Constitution First' Senators vote FOR the Patriot Act after speaking against it?

Hell... sites like this let you vent and identify you as a potential troublemaker.....

note:   i'm no threat to anyone at this point and have lived a good life.....when the roundup comes just shoot me - I don't want to be around to see how it all ends. Too heartbreaking.


Is there a blue pill I can take?   I just want to finish out my life without the crap I see coming.

gonetogalt's picture

Be careful what you ask for.

Bill Cooper walked out of his shitbox trailer in Snowflake, Az with his hands up and asked "why don't you just shoot me?" So they did.

LaVoy Fincum, from Dewey, Az got out of his pickup with his hands up and said "why don't you just shoot me?" So they did.

And sadly, the Red Pill is irreversible.

Beware the Lamb!!!

You may yet see His deliverance.