Skip to comments.CIA ADMITS FULL MONITORING OF FACEBOOK, Google, Youtube and other social networks
Posted on 02/03/2013 1:11:49 PM PST by Lazamataz
I. Introduction Social media platforms are changing the way organizations are communicating to the public Conversations are happening all the time and everywhere. There is need for the Communications Group to be timely and proactively aware of the reactions and opinions expressed by the general public as it relates to the Federal Reserve and its actions on a variety of subjects.
II. Social Listening Platforms Social media listening platforms are solutions that gather data from various social media outlets and news sources. They monitor billions of conversations and generate text analytics based on predefined criteria. They can also determine the sentiment of a speaker or writer with respect to some topic or document. The information gathered can guide the organizations public relations group in assessing the effectiveness of communication strategies.
Here are some of the services it can offer: o Track reach and spread of your messages and press releases o Handle crisis situations o Continuously monitor conversations o Identify and reach out to key bloggers and influencers o Spot emerging trends, discussions themes and topics
A. Geographic scope of social media sites The solution must support content coming from different countries and geographical regions. It should also support multiple languages.
B. Content and Data Types The solution must be able to gather data from the primary social media platforms Facebook, Twitter, Blogs, Forums and YouTube. It should also be able to aggregate data from various media outlets such as: CNN, WSJ, Factiva etc.
C. Reports and Metrics The solution must provide real-time monitoring of relevant conversations. It should provide sentiment analysis (positive, negative or neutral) around key conversational topics. It must be able to provide summaries or high level overviews of a specific set of topics. It should have a configurable dashboard that can easily be accessed by internal analysts or management. The dashboard must support customization by user or group access. The solution should provide an alerting mechanism that automatically sends out reports or notifications based a predefined trigger.
D. FRBNY Technology Integration The solution must be able to integrate with existing FRBNY technologies such as: Google Search appliance, Lotus notes suite and web trends.It must have support for single sign on or windows integrated authentication.
E. Cost Structure The solution should offer a flexible pricing structure that can support multiple user licensing. It should also have the option to base pricing on content volume and usage. Supplier acknowledges an understanding of and agrees to comply with the above minimum solutions requirements.
I posted this because I have heard of these platforms from more 'reputable' sources, but without this level of detail on the contents.
This stuff is critical for us to know about on a go-forward basis, especially FR management and those who post a lot here.
I just felt my ‘nads shrink a little...
Note the discussion of a 'Social Listening Platform'. Chilling.
There are several viable responses, shrinking ‘nads not being among them:
1) Automated personal disinformation generator.
2) Counter ‘public snooping’ applications, allowing for detection of automation patterns, and identification of public profiles of decision makers. Counterintel, basically.
All your monitor belong to us.
You’re correct of course.
When you combine decades of “progressive” control of education with their control of the major internet players (FB, Google, Wiki, Yahoo) no surprise that most under 30 voted for Baraq.
They have a huge data center to power this monitoring. They can identify individuals by your IP and also your patterns. What you type, language used, and sites visited are unique enough to identify individuals.
WOAH!!! Great side-point. This was a brilliant misuse of government funds on the part of Democrats: Use these tools for POLITICAL EDGE. There are, at present, NO laws preventing such a thing!!!!
This is so important I am pinging EVERYONE I have on a list.
A ‘digital fingerprint’, so to speak.
Big brother is watching and listening? Hope they get an earful!! And an earache.
When the people fear the government, we have tyranny.
When the government fears the people, we have Liberty!!
And thus the 2nd amendment. Long may she live!!
The founders were very wise men.
This may explain Obama's unexplainable win!
Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping!
To get onto The Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping List you must threaten to report me to the Mods if I dont add you to the list...
Yep - FR is about the only place I post anything and I add the occasional “Not saying it should happen, just commenting that it is likely” type caveat. Some of the more forceful posters make me wonder who might be watching and what they might be planning. The Fed is constantly upgrading computer systems and adding massive amounts of storage just so it can gather and hold data that might be used against the People when deemed expedient.
So they means they are friendly, right? As all my social friends listen to me. ;)
I reckon they wouldn't bother to monitor something they did not fear.
Why shouldn’t they?
If you’re in charge of tracking Islamic terrorists, and the Islamic terrorists have a big web site or Facebook page boasting about their plans and successes - it’s your duty to look at it.
Remember that any thing posted anywhere is recorded and kept forever. Digital media doesn’t have a “just kidding” flag, or a “typo” or “That’s not what I meant” or a “I was drunk” indicator. It’s all there and is all taken seriously.
I’m against the concept of ‘big brother’ as much as anyone, but it would be negligent in this day and age for our intelligence agencies to NOT monitor such areas of the internet to some extent. Generally speaking of course.
You have 'nads, Diana?
? I am not surprised at all. I am certain FREE REPUBLIC is being monitored, too.
All of our identities are known or at least filed somewhere.
The internet is as important to civilians and keeping tyranny at bay, as is command of the air by a military occupying force.
Simply put, the internet is the new air, and cybersavvy people are the new Air Force.
Egypt shows us the power of the internet. Let us remain vigilent in the commanding the internet, as it is a serious force multiplier.
Yup, they’ve been watching.
Revolvermaps has a neat application you can stick on your homepage to see who is looking at your bio page.
Well, it gets interesting to see “anonymous” locations looking at you on the report page.
Or Washington DC looking at you.
I really should put some tongue in cheek hysterical rant on my bio page to liven things up.
Hang on, someones at the door.........
IP is almost arbitrary unless the ISP is giving up info. The IPv4 address space is pretty much depleted leaving almost all of us on NAT’d address spaces. Reboot your cable modem periodically and you will most likely land on a different address. A simple wget wrapper script querying the root servers for arbitrary “A” records and affixing “www” in front of said record and you can easily randomize your “footprint” by fetching the default site. Kick a random # generator into a while loop and it just looks like you are surfing away. Hard to pin a pattern to that.
I know this will come up, so, DON’T use public proxies either. Those things being “free” are nothing but data miners and the overseas versions are deep packet inspected (i.e., just waiting to fetch some user info to exploit).
Bottom line, security through obscurity is at play. It’ll cost you some bandwidth, but certainly not processing horsepower.
“They have a huge data center to power this monitoring.”
Until the Norks or the Iranians set off an EMP, then they’ll have bupkis;)
Data mining after collecting items from web sites is very easy today. You then collect the data in large databases. Google is the foundation of this technology. The NSA facilities in CO were designed to do this.
Color me shocked. No doubt the Yankee Doodle Stasi already have all our numbers.
And in a special, Quaker style shout out to those diligent agents of the State:
Intimate penetrations upon thee, pilgrim.
It would explain a lot. No one could understand how this hated man could be re-elected. We all assumed voter fraud. While this was a factor, I suggest the tipping factor was Social Listening Platforms and the misuse of this technology to secure a commanding poltical edge.
Who knows the powerful people who frequent FR, and how can we direct them to this thought? I know Mark Levin's handle but that is it.
Many on FR sneered at FB, Google, Yahoo, Wiki etc.
But they have a huge influence on the under 30 population.
Those are the folks who are going to be running the country in the future.
Would you recommend/consider Tor?
Funny, I doubt the rats bother data mining here for nuggets to use in campaigns.
The DNA of the computer age! How progressive!
Anyone buy any dinosaur stamps lately in this microwave age? Hurry up, I can't wait forever for an answer - I'm late for my Constitutional law class.
Oh wait, it was cancelled. Hmmm.
See my number 13 post to see why you should still be alarmed.
Me thinks you made their day. Even they need a laugh once in a while.
“IP is almost arbitrary unless the ISP is giving up info. “
The ISP is giving up the info and IP allocation is hardly arbitrary. There is no obscurity with the amount of resources they have available.
There are only 314 million people in the US and about 245 million of them use the internet. That is a relatively simple number of unique identities to track.
Exactly, with the right amount of access and computing power its a simple exercise.
Hell, my soccer mom friends are listening to Alex Jones these days and getting pretty radical.
Women I have known for a decade or more. We used to take our kids to the park together when they were 4, 5 years old, politics never came up. We go to luncheons now and suddenly it dominates conversation.
Granted, I have always been a political freak but when I see Stacy in her minvan suddenly buying gold and going to the range, I gotta admit it's a little surreal.
And only the wise listen to them and act accordingly and they are PATRIOTS. The
British Big Government minions are coming!
Gentlemen, I think all of us agree, that the GOPe as a political entity is, if not dead, then at the least is on terminal life support.
All the counter-intel and social networking on the planet will not resuscitate it. Let us gather by the bedside, and listen for the death rattle, pay our final respects, and then off to the pub where we form the new party.
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