(Greek: κρυπτεία / krupteía, from κρυπτός / kruptós, “hidden, secret things”)

CIA Blog Watch

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America’s spy agencies want to read your blog posts, keep track of your Twitter updates — even check out your book reviews on Amazon.

In-Q-Tel, the investment arm of the CIA and the wider intelligence community, is putting cash into Visible Technologies, a software firm that specializes in monitoring social media. It’s part of a larger movement within the spy services to get better at using ”open source intelligence” — information that’s publicly available, but often hidden in the flood of TV shows, newspaper articles, blog posts, online videos and radio reports generated every day.

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Did you get all that? Hmmm ponder ponder.. Anyway, I understand the needs for datamining to a certain extent, but I really think you’re going to be bored by a lot of the content out there.

Ho hum… Welcome to the panopticon.

Written by Krypt3ia

2009/10/21 at 00:45

Posted in .gov, .mil, Cyber, SIGINT

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  1. I am not surprised by that at all, but there is so much material out there to sort out (along with the suspicious IP addresses to boot), that I don’t think that most people have anything really significant to worry about.

    Realistically, what is the alternative?


    2009/10/21 at 03:54

  2. Well, there may be no other way about it, but, I still would not trust these guys to get it right.


    2009/10/22 at 01:11

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