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CIA Invests In Anti-Cybercrime Startup 38

Posted by samzenpus
from the silent-partners dept.
wiredmikey writes "Launched by the CIA in 1999, In-Q-Tel's mission is to identify and partner with companies developing cutting-edge technologies that serve the national security interests of the United States. In-Q-Tel has invested an undisclosed sum in Silver Tail Systems, an emerging online fraud prevention and analytics company, an investment they say enables them to offer powerful technology companies in the US intelligence community and further protect the nation's assets."
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CIA Invests In Anti-Cybercrime Startup

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday October 28, 2010 @05:51AM (#34047310)

    So many things wrong with this.
    Bad idea - hmm - maybe they talk in the park, or use paper/ dead drops or sd cards with magnets.

    First, they did it with mail and phones and then mobile phonecalls - ignoring the bit that they are not supposed to be bugging Americans domestically. They even demo the software for bookmakers, say before a horse race, big game old old hat. Maybe they do the same think on the futures and stockmarket rooms - who knows? Even the police have this 'technology'

    They have had 'Vampire Taps' on the main internet artery for yonks. But educated people reckon it is too big to bug, even for them - so one has to start targeting bits.
    heres how:
    1) Remove Bittorrent and Game sites
    2) Remove Porn and online shopping
    3) Sort mail by language - move Arabic and Persian to the top of the list
    3.5) Repeat for Skype
    4) And Chinese - after removing fast food orders
    5) treat IP connections and protocols just like phone numbers
    6) Run reports/ Create cubes trends std deviation etc
    7) Put in budget submission - you have found 100 million suspicious people
    8) This is exactly what Walmart and the marketing companies already do
    9) This is what the IRS has failed to do

    One thinks silver tail will become gold road , and all they will dig up is the worlds 2nd biggest porn collection , and a lot of their own having affairs.

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