Monday, June 12, 2006

No information is safe

A recent post from NewScientist - Pentagon sets its sights on social networking websites - discusses how surveillance tactics are being used, or going to be employed, on social networking sites:

"New Scientist 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."

Anyone interested in reading up-to-date reports on military analysis of information warfare, electronic warfare, and psychological warfare should check out this largely US-centric site - IWS - Information Warfare Site:

Information Operations Roadmap is an interesting report...

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