Government Wants a Social Media Data Mining Toolset

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[citation][nom]nebun[/nom]if RON PAUL was president this crap would not happen....i am so tired of the government policing everyone....ffs, this has to end[/citation]HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA !
 

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Federal Agencies are not "The Government". Governments pass, while agencies and their personnel persist.
 

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Tom's, it might serve the worldwide community if the title includes "U.S. Government". Though, other countries aren't immune to this for much longer, I fear.
 

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the only people who want this tool set is tyrants and dictators/communists.
the chinese and the iranians, the north koreans will be the best customers of who ever invents this toolset.
 

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It's just gathering up open source intel (OSINT) and looking for patterns and trends. This is just something human analysts do every day but at a much greater speed. It's all Open Source Info (public posts) on a media designed to put your life out to the world (Facebook / ect..). A crafty set of programmers with lots of time on their hands could do this, chances are some of them already have. This is just the machine equivalent of hiring 10,000+ Intel analysts.

I'm not a facebooker, I don't go near social media due to the massive security risk your taking by doing so. If I was on some sort of social media system, It would seem to be wise to restrict the whole damn thing to only show things to people I would manually set. No 1,000+ friends lists seeing everything about my life.
 

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replace terrorist, with pirate or pot user, and key words with movie titles said to close to download or the word rip, and a bong hit, and you have what they are really after.

all terrorist provention crap so far has only been used against those two groups of individuals.
 

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[citation][nom]billybobser[/nom]Quite happy for them to scan publicly available data (lots of facebook and twitter).But private data, no.My conversations are not normally monitored, and it should not change, just because I'm on the net.Not to mention, the likelyhood of the US using this beyond their stated scope is huge.[/citation]

Quite happy??? You are forgetting the quite recent incident with 2 UK citizens refused entry to the US because of humoristic twitter posts...

As for your conversations not normally monitored, read up on a little thing called "Echelon".

It's really sad that people nowadays are more than willing to take it up the @$$ by governments and even sadder that they think it's for their own good.
 

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I deleted my Facebook before trendy hipster kitty did, I mean before it was cool.

All i hear about Facebonk nowadays is about ruining peoples relationships (family, marriages) or gathering evidence to prosecute in a court of law.

Even tho I know Facebook is the BOMB, i would still never take it to an AIRPORT. Even though i see people use it so often it makes me want to EXPLODE. I still could not see how TERRORISM is prevalent on Facebook. AL-QAEDA would never use facebook to PLAN an ATTACK on 'U.S INFIDELS'. They would definitly use other forms of communication to plan their JIHAD.

Lol.

 
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