I just loved this article posted by http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/6389669/US-spies-invest-in-internet-monitoring-technology.html
I absolutely love reading that the good guys have such cool ideas! I mean what better way to apprehend criminals, uncover sinister plots, and protect our motherland than by reading and filtering through every comment, blog post, and forum discussion online?
Have you even heard of In-Q-Tel, the CIA’s investment arm?
Well, I hadn’t even heard of In-Q-Tel was until I read today that they were set up by our US government in 1999 to identify and work with companies which create cutting-edge technologies to help the CIA.
So In-Q-Tel has recently invested in social monitoring custom software development created by Visible Technologies. This software examines more than 500K sites daily (including Flickr, You Tube, Amazon, Twitter and others) searching for information and real-time data based on keywords that have been previously identified.
I feel safer already; knowing that the CIA is reading and filtering through every word that is being mentioned online.