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Software that tracks people on social media created by defence firm
Posted By admin On February 12, 2013 @ 6:01 am In Featured Stories,Tile | Comments Disabled
London Guardian 
Feb 12, 2013
A video obtained by the Guardian  reveals how an “extreme-scale analytics” system created by Raytheon, the world’s fifth largest defence contractor, can gather vast amounts of information about people from websites including Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare.
Raytheon says it has not sold the software – named Riot, or Rapid Information Overlay Technology – to any clients.
But the Massachusetts-based company has acknowledged the technology was shared with US government and industry as part of a joint research and development effort, in 2010, to help build a national security system capable of analysing “trillions of entities” from cyberspace.
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 London Guardian: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/feb/10/software-tracks-social-media-defence?CMP=twt_gu
 software: http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/software
 social networking: http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/socialnetworking
 video obtained by the Guardian: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/video/2013/feb/08/raytheon-secret-software-tracking-personal-movements-video
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