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'Recorded Future:' Google-CIA Partnership

Google, Inc. and the investment arm of the CIA are both backing a company called Recorded Future, that monitors the web in real time — and says it uses that information to predict the future.

The company scours websites, blogs and Twitter accounts to find the relationships between people, organizations, actions and incidents — both present and still-to-come. In a white paper, the company says its temporal analytics engine “goes beyond search” by “looking at the ‘invisible links’ between documents that talk about the same, or related, entities and events.”

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Google offers a great

Google offers a great service, but unfortunately they really do not care about personal privacy. The tech community in general get's ecstatic whenever they come out with new products, which is understandable since most of their products are pretty good (the search engine, google maps, analytics, chrome, etc.), but as long as the community supports them, they'll never go away, and the government will never stop trying to use that information to index personality profiles.

reedr3v's picture

Snooping is big time business for profit and

monopoly power.

Wow, this is very sad

news.

"We can see with our eyes, hear with our ears and feel with our touch, but we understand with our hearts."

Michael Nystrom's picture

Interesting

1) The CIA has an investment arm ?? WTF?

2) Sounds like Flash Forward

3) So the web bot guys aren't as crazy as we think

He's the man.

about 10 years

ago cia investment arm, in-q-tel, got in bed with safeweb.com, which at the time was an "anonymous proxy service" that was used by security conscious web surfers who did not want to be tracked. after $100 million in investments, in took a few months before cryptome.org revealed safeweb traffic was actually being hosted on DoD servers. The fallout was some announcement from the CEO of safeweb, and shortly after that, the end of the free anonymous proxy service.

The lesson here is pretty straight-forward.

On that note, I also remember seeing in-q-tel connections in a famous facebook expose.

bump

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Interesting.

This seems to be a venture with a "product" for which there is no public market. It seems to be solely aimed at procuring data on individuals for spying use by the gov't.

Also, it really reminded me of the "pre-crime" system in the film "Minority Report". They relied so much on their "predictive accuracy" that they arrested people for a crime before it was even committed,and behaved as if the crime WAS committed.

There is no good to come of this.

I agree - this is not good!

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