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Fri Apr 15, 2016, 07:08 PM

The CIA Is Investing in Firms That Mine Your Tweets and Instagram Photos

The CIA Is Investing in Firms That Mine Your Tweets and Instagram Photos

Privacy advocates, however, have expressed concern about these sorts of automated judgments.

“When you have private companies deciding which algorithms get you a so-called threat score, or make you a person of interest, there’s obviously room for targeting people based on viewpoints or even unlawfully targeting people based on race or religion,” said Lee Rowland, a senior staff attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union.

She added that there is a dangerous trend toward government relying on tech companies to “build massive dossiers on people” using “nothing but constitutionally protected speech.”


https://theintercept.com/2016/04/14/in-undisclosed-cia-investments-social-media-mining-looms-large/

This is a very ominous piece. By the time the next presidential election rolls around organizing online might be very difficult.

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Reply The CIA Is Investing in Firms That Mine Your Tweets and Instagram Photos (Original post)
noretreatnosurrender Apr 2016 OP
Glassunion Apr 2016 #1
xocet Apr 2016 #2
ohnoyoudidnt Apr 2016 #3
GOLGO 13 Apr 2016 #4
Glassunion Apr 2016 #5
JustABozoOnThisBus Apr 2016 #6
ky_dem Apr 2016 #7

Response to noretreatnosurrender (Original post)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 07:16 PM

1. So the CIA knows that I think trump is a walking piece of flaming shit

that should be doused with Thor's hammer then fed into a wood chipper bleeding out into a pool of acid, and fired into the sun?

That and Justin Bieber is the worst thing from Canada since Mr. Tamborine Man as performed by Will Shatner.

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Response to Glassunion (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 08:38 PM

2. +100 for a highly creative use of Mjölnir....

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Response to Glassunion (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 12:03 AM

3. And now they know I agree with you.

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Response to Glassunion (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 11:12 AM

4. Watch the Will Shatner insults

Your on super Romulan thin ice, sir!

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Response to GOLGO 13 (Reply #4)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 12:51 PM

5. I love Shatner

A lot!

But that sucked.

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Response to Glassunion (Reply #5)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 02:01 PM

6. Me too, except for the mysterious circumstances of his wife's death.

But other than that, a great human being.

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Response to noretreatnosurrender (Original post)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 04:00 PM

7. I'm growing more and more curious

whether the algorithms used by law enforcement agencies will be subject to freedom of information requests, granted if the FBI and CIA are contracting it will probably fall under trade secrets

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