U.S. Spies Buy Stake in Firm That Monitors Blogs, Tweets By Noah Shachtman

Dandelion Salad

By Noah Shachtman
Danger Room
Wired.com
Oct. 19, 2009

America’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.

[…]

via Exclusive: U.S. Spies Buy Stake in Firm That Monitors Blogs, Tweets | Danger Room | Wired.com

One thought on “U.S. Spies Buy Stake in Firm That Monitors Blogs, Tweets By Noah Shachtman

  1. Pingback: Noah Shachtman: CIA Invests in Software Firm Monitoring Blogs, Twitter « Dandelion Salad

Comments are closed.