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Raytheon's Riot Program Mines Social Network Data For Intelligence Agencies 119

Posted by samzenpus
from the I-see-you dept.
Shipud writes "Raytheon has secretly developed software capable of tracking people's movements and predicting future behavior by mining data from social networking websites according to The Guardian. An 'extreme-scale analytics' system created by Raytheon, the world's fifth largest defense contractor, can gather vast amounts of information about people from websites including Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare. Raytheon says it has not sold the software — named Riot, or Rapid Information Overlay Technology — to any clients. But the company has acknowledged the technology was shared with U.S. government and industry as part of a joint research and development effort, in 2010, to help build a national security system capable of analyzing 'trillions of entities' from cyberspace. The power of Riot to harness popular websites for surveillance offers a rare insight into controversial techniques that have attracted interest from intelligence and national security agencies, at the same time prompting civil liberties and online privacy concerns."
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Raytheon's Riot Program Mines Social Network Data For Intelligence Agencies

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  • by gestalt_n_pepper (991155) on Monday February 11, 2013 @11:49AM (#42860401)

    I pretty much do the same things every day at more or less the same time. I have Sunday dinner at the same restaurant and order the same thing. Give her a calendar an time of day and she could predict my movements precisely.

  • by sl4shd0rk (755837) on Monday February 11, 2013 @11:50AM (#42860419)

    while [ 1 ]; do
       wget -q -O /tmp/aa1.txt
       wget -q -O /tmp/aa2.txt
       wget -q -O /tmp/aa3.txt

       egrep '(meetup|protest|flashmob|operation|torrent|TPB)' /tmp/aa*txt | mail -s '+0p 53cr3tz'
       sleep 300

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