Big Data-mining Is No Laugh RIOT (Raytheon Division)

The hardtracking staff heard a segment last night on the CBC radio show Q (podcast here) about a new surveillance system developed by Raytheon and reported by James Ball of The Guardian:

facebook eye resultsWhy we should all worry about being tracked online

‘Riot’ software developed to monitor people on social networks is as sinister as it sounds. We need legal safeguards, and fast

Separating paranoia from healthy caution in the 21st century is only getting harder, as it gets easier and easier for governments and corporations to track our online behaviour. The latest development, revealed by the Guardian, is that defence giant Raytheon has created software capable of tracking people based on information posted to social networks . . .

Read the rest at Sneak Adtack.

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