Skip to comments.CIA Chief Tech Officer: Big Data Is The Future And We Own It
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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The best laid plans of mice and men....
Hillary, SlowJoe, and Cuomo will be fighting each other tooth and nail for that data for the 2016 election.
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.
Children taste much better with a dash of Tabasco regardless of how they are presented.
You know, we used to throw a net over people that talked that way...
Children/Squirrel. No difference. Makes sense.
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.
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.
Interesting ... cause sometimes I catch myself deleting my post because am thinking Loose lips sink ships.
I want one.
LOL ... you ought to see the bots.
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)
Whatever it is, it’s awesome.
Average cell phone use = 19 minutes per person per day.
Me: At most, 19 minutes/year
Average texts per person per year = 876
Me: Possibly 1 as a test to myself
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 would guess the Patriot act.
< *adds to cart*>
time dating ... maybe there is something going on; web appears to be under an attack.
The ultimate purpose is to use this technology for campaigning, including vote turnout and suppression.
And its all being shared with the Democratic party.
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.
"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?
"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 its 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. .... "
Plain text, 'Man-in-the-Middle' without modification interceptions.
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.
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.
That is the best thing EVER!
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.
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.
“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....
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.).
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.
Yes, but that was "retail" spying. This is "wholesale."
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!
LOL .. say hi would ya?
The NSA is watching everything you do, Chief! :-)
Dust off and nuke it from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.
CIA-run web site?