From Freakonomics to Freakosecurity

Steven Levitt, author of best-selling book Freakonomics, is among the rare authors to evolve stories based on Data analysis. He is soon coming up with a new book revealing some covert national security operations.
As self-effacing as he is, even Levitt will find it hard to downplay his latest project when it comes to light. He has spent several years analyzing data from a British bank and has been working with MI5 as part of a covert antiterrorism operation. To add to the intrigue, the operation is said to have involved a secret rouse conducted in collusion with the British press. All will be revealed in Levitt’s next book, due out in November. For now, all he will say is that it was “a tremendous trick” that will “hopefully lead to catching some terrorists.”