CIA’s eyes and ears just got bigger


One of the guys (in fact the only guy, the rest are gals) in our New Media division was snooping in the social media space today and alerted us to the fact that Big Brother is watching and listening on the Net.
clipped from www.wired.com

Exclusive: U.S. Spies Buy Stake in Firm That Monitors Blogs, Tweets





cia_floor_sealAmerica’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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One Comment Add yours

  1. Mick Robson says:

    Insightful topic, I found this just in time. I’m going to save this post for future reading. Cheers.

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