German police software can ID neo-Nazi music

Dec 03, 2013

German police say they have developed software that can automatically identify banned neo-Nazi music.

Certain extremist is banned for public sale or performance in Germany, but the far-right still regularly attempts to skirt the regulations with concerts to attract and recruit .

Saxony police spokeswoman Kathlen Zink said Tuesday the new software will help officers determine if the music played or sold at such concerts matches banned songs.

The "Digital Audio Fingerprint" software has been likened to smartphone app Shazam that can tell users what music they're listening to based upon a short sample.

Zink says the program can also be used to analyze seized recordings and Internet radio stations.

Its database would cover all tracks banned in Germany, not just those by far-right groups.

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julianpenrod
1 / 5 (3) Dec 03, 2013
This, along with the Syrian "rebels",; Merrill Newman, now being held in North Korea for overseeing a group of bloodthirsty psychopaths termed "guerilla fighters" during the Korean War; the U.S. condemning IED's yet refusing to be a signatory to the international treaty banning the use of anti personnel weapons; and Germany's applauded provision that even questioning the "Holocaust" is just another demonstration of the New World Order dictum, "It's wrong if you do it, but right if I do." Questioning the "Holocaust" can get you excommunication from the "Catholic" "Church", even though it's not an article of faith! Note, too, the emphasis on the music swaying young people's thinking. What, then, can all the various new "cultural" manifestations in the West be engineered to try to do to people's minds?