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CIA Chief Tech Officer: Big Data Is The Future And We Own It
Business Insider ^ | March 21, 2013 | Michael Kelley

Posted on 03/23/2013 5:36:21 PM PDT by opentalk

On Wednesday, the CIA's chief technology officer detailed the Agency's vision for collecting and analyzing all of the information people put on the Internet.

The wide-ranging presentation at GigaOM's Structure:Data conference in New York City came two days after it was reported the spy agency is on the verge of signing a cloud computing contract with Amazon — worth up to $600 million over 10 years — that involves Amazon Web Services helping the CIA build a "private cloud" filled with technologies like big data.

… "You're already a walking sensor platform," Hunt said, referring to all of the information captured by smartphones. "You are aware of the fact that somebody can know where you are at all times because you carry a mobile device, even if that mobile device is turned off. You know this, I hope? Yes? Well, you should."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: 666; bhofascism; bigdata; cellphones; cia; comsec; conspiracy; data; fascism; illegal; internet; medicalrecords; nwo; obamacare; opsec; privacy; trackingmasses
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1 posted on 03/23/2013 5:36:21 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk
This goes with "This is the beginning of a thousand year reich" and "There are no tanks entering Baghdad.".

The best laid plans of mice and men....

/johnny

2 posted on 03/23/2013 5:39:34 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Hillary, SlowJoe, and Cuomo will be fighting each other tooth and nail for that data for the 2016 election.


3 posted on 03/23/2013 5:42:06 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: nascarnation
Good luck with that.

I've got google so screwed up with random searches that I regularly get baby diaper ads. Anyone that knows me, knows I'm a crusty old fart that lives alone and only likes children with rice, or on toast.

The lefties may be buying a pig in a poke.

/johnny

4 posted on 03/23/2013 5:44:59 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Children taste much better with a dash of Tabasco regardless of how they are presented.


5 posted on 03/23/2013 5:47:57 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: opentalk

You know, we used to throw a net over people that talked that way...


6 posted on 03/23/2013 5:48:56 PM PDT by William of Barsoom (In Omnia, Paratus)
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To: Norm Lenhart
True. Squirrel is the same.

/johnny

7 posted on 03/23/2013 5:49:47 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: William of Barsoom
Now we give them a USD60 million/year consulting budget for a wild-goose chase.

/johnny

8 posted on 03/23/2013 5:51:37 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Children/Squirrel. No difference. Makes sense.


9 posted on 03/23/2013 5:52:31 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: opentalk

10 posted on 03/23/2013 5:52:54 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: opentalk

At least I grew up happy in a free country and got to enjoy that for a while. I even remember when the CIA spied on other countries, and they weren’t allowed to spy on us.


11 posted on 03/23/2013 5:53:18 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: opentalk
On Wednesday, the CIA's chief technology officer detailed the Agency's vision for collecting and analyzing all of the information people put on the Internet.

I figured this out a long time ago. Heck, I'd bet the basic software was written a few years ago.

For instance, it's not all that hard to tie in posters who post from website to facebooks, et al using heuristic assumption building dossiers on everything and everyone. You have the computing power of the federal government it would be easier than pie and just time to develop the platform.

Hello CIA and other alphabet organs.

12 posted on 03/23/2013 5:55:09 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: opentalk
"You're already a walking sensor platform,"

Interesting ... cause sometimes I catch myself deleting my post because am thinking Loose lips sink ships.

13 posted on 03/23/2013 5:57:27 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Lancey Howard

I want one.


14 posted on 03/23/2013 5:58:34 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Red Steel
Hello CIA and other alphabet organs.

LOL ... you ought to see the bots.

15 posted on 03/23/2013 5:58:37 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: EEGator
It’s an electronics kind of attraction.
16 posted on 03/23/2013 6:01:12 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Vince Ferrer

Yes, I remember the same times. The spooks I knew, I liked. They like gun, did things I would not dream of doing and hated Commies more than me. (that is hard)


17 posted on 03/23/2013 6:04:34 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: opentalk
The CIA is the mentally challenged brother Ruprecht compared to the National Security Agency and Defense Intelligence Agency as far as data collection is concerned, unless things have changed drastically.
18 posted on 03/23/2013 6:08:28 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: no-to-illegals

Whatever it is, it’s awesome.


19 posted on 03/23/2013 6:11:31 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Vince Ferrer
I even remember when the CIA spied on other countries, and they weren’t allowed to spy on us.

When exactly did this change?
20 posted on 03/23/2013 6:19:34 PM PDT by Girlene
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To: William of Barsoom
More from CIA

CIA Chief: We'll Spy On You Through Your Dishwasher

21 posted on 03/23/2013 6:22:50 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk

CIA says:

Average cell phone use = 19 minutes per person per day.

Me: At most, 19 minutes/year

CIA says:

Average texts per person per year = 876

Me: Possibly 1 as a test to myself


22 posted on 03/23/2013 6:23:21 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not NurtureĀ™)
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To: no-to-illegals

I am constantly amazed by the idea that people worry (and they should) about CIA/alphabets rifling their porn stash ....

..... when the iphones/ipads/laptops and desktops they do their voodoo on were all built in China. And since we know publicly that some military hardware is compromised with backdoored chips in highly sensitive areas, ya think that maybe Long duc Dong already has all your info?

I do.


23 posted on 03/23/2013 6:24:59 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Girlene
When exactly did this change?

I would guess the Patriot act.

24 posted on 03/23/2013 6:26:12 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Lancey Howard

< *adds to cart*>


25 posted on 03/23/2013 6:27:40 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: EEGator

time dating ... maybe there is something going on; web appears to be under an attack.


26 posted on 03/23/2013 6:31:21 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Norm Lenhart
finding some strange things going on ... on the web. Seeing anything Norm?
27 posted on 03/23/2013 6:32:24 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: opentalk

The ultimate purpose is to use this technology for campaigning, including vote turnout and suppression.

And its all being shared with the Democratic party.


28 posted on 03/23/2013 6:34:50 PM PDT by rbg81
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To: Red Steel
I figured this out a long time ago. Heck, I'd bet the basic software was written a few years ago

This is the end product of the search for Bin Laden. Bin Laden was smart and did not communicate electronically, but he had associates. They began working on network software that keeps track of all known connections between people, a six degrees of Bin Laden. The same people later worked on social sites like Facebook.

The CIA does not need to spy on Facebook per se, it hacks into the fiber optic cables and reads all the raw packets, and assembles them into emails and phone calls.

29 posted on 03/23/2013 6:37:12 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: opentalk
Article -

"Since you can't connect dots you don't have, it drives us into a mode of, we fundamentally try to collect everything and hang on to it forever," Hunt said. "It is really very nearly within our grasp to be able to compute on all human generated information."


Hunt, last year your brethren at the NSA denied doing what you're doing. You guys on the same page? Talk to each other much?


NSA dismisses claims Utah Data Center watches average Americans
By Elizabeth Prann Published March 28, 2012 FoxNews.com

"WASHINGTON – What would you think if someone told you personal emails, voicemails and web searches,basically your electronic footprint, could be viewed and stored by a government official?

The feds say that would never happen but some say it is, and by 2013 it will all be funneled into the Utah Data Center.

A more formal description of the center is the First Intelligence Community Comprehensive National Cyber-security Initiative Data Center.

And it’s huge. One million square feet, all to be filled with more technology and data storage than you could imagine.

It is not a stretch to say Utah is quickly becoming the data center capitol of the U.S., especially now that the state will be home to what some say is one the largest spy centers in the nation. .... "

-End Snip.

30 posted on 03/23/2013 6:40:19 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: EEGator

31 posted on 03/23/2013 6:44:02 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Vince Ferrer
The CIA does not need to spy on Facebook per se, it hacks into the fiber optic cables and reads all the raw packets, and assembles them into emails and phone calls.

Plain text, 'Man-in-the-Middle' without modification interceptions.

32 posted on 03/23/2013 6:48:11 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Norm Lenhart

I’m not concerned about the CIA running through my computer usage. However, we should be concerned about the CIA rummaging through people’s computer usage, who can be compromised into making promises or supporting questionable legislation.


33 posted on 03/23/2013 6:51:27 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: opentalk

There is no valid reason for the CIA to exist; there never was.

Most people who work for the CIA probably don’t know, won’t admit or don’t want to think about who they really work for.


34 posted on 03/23/2013 6:52:41 PM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: Lancey Howard

That is the best thing EVER!


35 posted on 03/23/2013 6:54:08 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: opentalk
they prolly need/have a small reactor to power their drive farm...
36 posted on 03/23/2013 6:54:16 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: opentalk

Some of the most technically capable and healthy people of my acquaintance seldom use the Internet and sometimes don’t use it at all for lengthy periods. I use it mostly to gather knowledge in several technical fields (low tech., mostly). Eventually, as more people become more technically skilled in order to get by, few technically inclined people will use the Net much if at all (geological saturation with activities more productive than spying, gossip, etc.).

Low-tech entertainment is even making a comeback in many places (bluegrass and alternative with improvised instruments, anyone?). And the Internet is not the only means for information or communication.


37 posted on 03/23/2013 6:55:04 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: Jonty30

Don’t get me wrong. I think we all should be concerned. I just think that while we worry about what the CIA does, we ignore the place that backdoored the chips that allowed the ease of access to begin with.

Not that I don’t think chips weren’t backdoored BEFORE production went offshore mind you. IBM had a cozy relationship with the powers that be from day 1.


38 posted on 03/23/2013 6:56:07 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Norm Lenhart
I'll resist as long as possible.

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39 posted on 03/23/2013 7:11:57 PM PDT by umgud
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To: Vince Ferrer

LOL!
“They” have always also spied on us!
They just used to make concerted attempts to keep that information very quiet.

I gather they’ve never tried to “recruit” you.

I’ve often wondered about the caliber of people they did successfully manage to recruit.
It’s a civilian Federal government agency, so there is always going to be the ironclad 80/20 rule in play.
About 20% of them are serious about their mission, and manage to do it, in spite of 80% of their clueless and incompetent fellow cohorts and leaders.

The thing about that 20%, is always the question as to who they really work for....


40 posted on 03/23/2013 7:21:10 PM PDT by sarasmom (The obvious takes longer to discover for the obtuse.)
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To: opentalk
"You know this, I hope? Yes? Well, you should."

Thanks to Ira Hunt for that. He told us what the situation is and what we should know for personal privacy. The CIA works for and reports to our military forces, BTW.


41 posted on 03/23/2013 7:21:28 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: Red Steel

Many of those of us who used the Internet during the ‘80s and ‘90s know that data sent was not private. Most of us didn’t have any problem with that then (military offices, universities, assorted nerds). If we want privacy while using the Net, we’ll have to work for that (lobbies, political information, speech, etc.).


42 posted on 03/23/2013 7:25:49 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: Red Steel
In 1999 there was a video game called Deus Ex. Set in the future around 2050, it was a secret agent type game where you could be augmented with nanotechnology. The villians were almost every conspiracy group you've ever heard of, all trying to take over the world. While it was fantasy in 1999, it is amazingly creepy how over the years it keeps getting closer to the truth.

JC Denton meets Morpheus

43 posted on 03/23/2013 7:29:45 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: opentalk
Nothing but a big BOAST. WHY? Back when 911 happened it was eventually learned that there was ample data existing regarding the perpetrators but that the CIA and the FBI were unable to see and know about it.

The REASON given at the time was that there was so much data available that it was somewhat IMPOSSIBLE to filter through ALL of it by anyone individually or collectively.

Judging the effectiveness of Government itself I doubt that paradigm has changed. It may have even worsened.

44 posted on 03/23/2013 7:32:49 PM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: sarasmom
“They” have always also spied on us! They just used to make concerted attempts to keep that information very quiet.

Yes, but that was "retail" spying. This is "wholesale."

45 posted on 03/23/2013 7:43:02 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: JRandomFreeper

The leftwingtards overestimate the capacity of computers to associate relevant data ~ my own lebenteen hunert and 40 gazillion posts on FR give me and 57 members of the Saudi royal family all the cover we need!


46 posted on 03/23/2013 8:00:39 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

LOL .. say hi would ya?


47 posted on 03/23/2013 9:25:58 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: opentalk
CIA Chief Tech Officer: Big Data Is The Future And We Own It

The NSA is watching everything you do, Chief! :-)

48 posted on 03/23/2013 10:09:04 PM PDT by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: Red Steel
"...the First Intelligence Community Comprehensive National Cyber-security Initiative Data Center. And it’s huge. One million square feet, all to be filled with more technology and data storage than you could imagine."

Dust off and nuke it from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.

49 posted on 03/23/2013 10:38:29 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Lancey Howard
Private, Registration LEATHERGIRLSBLOG.COM@domainsbyproxy.com

CIA-run web site?

50 posted on 03/24/2013 1:27:00 AM PDT by palmer (Obama = Carter + affirmative action)
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