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Big Sis To Monitor Facebook, Twitter For “Bioterrorism And Pandemics”

BIG SIS TO MONITOR FACEBOOK, TWITTER FOR “BIOTERRORISM AND PANDEMICS”

By Liat Clark
November 12, 2012

The US department of Homeland Security has commissioned a one-year contract to investigate the efficacy of using social networks to identify instances of bioterrorism, pandemics and other health and security risks.

It is paying Accenture Federal Services $3 million (£1.8 million) to scan the networks' for key words in real time to see if growing threats or health trends can be distinguished. So if an individual flags up a nasty cough in a Facebook update, for instance, the software will be looking to see if key medical terminology is repeated in connected groups or from other individuals posting from the same location.

Read more: http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2012-11/13/scan-social-n...

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lol

Everyone start spamming facebook about how sick you feel and how much you've been pooping your pants. Lets see if we can raise any red flags.

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