Saturday, March 30, 2013

The Government is Stalking you (video)

Remember to keep your Information private while browsing the internet there are spies about.
Facebook, Google, Twitter, and Foursquare are tracking all your activities. A multinational security firm has secretly developed software capable of tracking people's movements and predicting future behaviour by mining data from social networking websites. A video obtained by the Guardian reveals how an "extreme-scale analytics" system created by Raytheon, the world's fifth largest defence contractor, can gather vast amounts of information about people from websites including Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare.

How and why the Government is Stalking you | Applied Data Labs: " . . . Beyond simple monitoring, the government is actively using their capabilities to control the conversation online and direct public opinion. It’s well known that humans value social proof highly, and that a herd behavior often develops around popularity of any kind. And we now know that the government is capitalizing on this behavior: the US government is running a large ring of puppet accounts as part of Operation Earnest Voice (OEV)--a practice commonly called “astroturfing”. The little declassified information we have about OEV comes from a contract awarded by Central Command (Centcom), which oversees military operations, to a California corporation called Ntrepid. The stated goal of this technology is to support, “classified blogging activities on foreign-language websites to enable Centcom to counter violent extremist and enemy propaganda outside the US." But Isaac R. Porche, a researcher at the RAND corporation, claims it would not be easy to exclude US audiences when dealing with internet communications. . . ."

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