[LINK] CIA to Use Visible Technologies Tools

Marghanita da Cruz marghanita at ramin.com.au
Wed Oct 21 10:09:31 AEDT 2009

Rick Welykochy wrote:
> Sylvano wrote:
>> <quote>
>> In-Q-Tel, the US Government’s investment arm, has commissioned social
>> media monitoring firm Visible Technologies to provide the CIA with tools
>> to monitor the millions of posts and conversations on social media such as
>> blogs, YouTube, FaceBook and Twitter.
>> </quote>
>> http://www.mrweb.com/drno/news10721.htm
> Sounds like the ultimate in state sponsored paranoia.

On reading the rest of the article, I 
concluded it was a bit of marketing spin 
by one of the CIA's vendors. That is not 
to say that the content of Linkedin, 
Facebook, Twitter and other social media 
websites isn't being monitored and 
analysed for all kinds of purposes 
including targeted advertising.

I would imagine 
is also of interest to the CIA.

Marghanita da Cruz
Tel: 0414-869202

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