Mudcat Café message #1756664 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #91956   Message #1756664
Posted By: Amos
10-Jun-06 - 09:53 AM
Thread Name: BS: Unpopular views of the Bush Administration
Subject: RE: BS: Unpopular views of the Bush Administration
From a newslist:

"New Scientist Magazine has discovered that Pentagon's National Security
Agency, which specialises in eavesdropping and code-breaking, is funding
research into the mass harvesting of the information that people post
about themselves on social networks. And it could harness advances in internet
technology - specifically the forthcoming "semantic web" championed
by the web standards organisation W3C - to combine data from social networking
websites with details such as banking, retail and property records,
allowing the NSA to build extensive, all-embracing personal profiles of
individuals."

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http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg19025556.200?DCMP=NLC-nletter&nsref=mg
19025556.200