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.
“There are, at present, NO laws preventing such a thing!!!!”
In a nation founded on liberty, that should not be an issue.
Yes, they were. Unfortunately, they were not prescient enough to know that there should have been an 11th amendment to the bill of rights. Term limits for Congress and the Senate. That is in my mind the single most destructive thing of our Federal government. We have created an ruling elite. Congress is bad, worst ratings in the world. But, NOT MY CONGRESSMAN!
We need to amend the constitution and make term limits for non only the President but for Representatives and Senators!!
I hate to use this phrase, but.... Laz is right... there, I said it. Our side absolutely SUCKS at this and we are being trampled upon. This isn't about dumbing down our message like so many claim we will do if we join the internet age. This is about making our message applicable to the people. To do that, you have to understand the people.
No worries.....the CIA is on OUR side, just ask Ambassador Chris Stevens. Oh....wait....
“...and then off to the pub where we form the new party.”
Gentlemen - er, and Ladies,
“The pub” is located in the wo-man cave down one flight of stairs! LOL
Come on over!
We aren't even doing that.
Yet another reason not to participate in myFaceIsSoGreatbook or tw-I-tter.
Keep your Internet footprint as small as possible, friends.
Have you seen the website that shows HOW the Dems did it with Google....and the hiring of a bunch of high tech whizzes....I’m trying to find it...
Law Enforcement is crawling that network (and rightly so, abused to the hilt it is).
And it really doesn’t matter, in the major telco’s (the ones running the “backbones”) is “the closet”. The one little area secured where physical lines drop in and out of. And besides the physical lines, once it (communications) bounces up towards satellites, its just a matter of intercept and decrypt. You really think company “x” gets the okay to send something “up there” with out Uncle Sam’s approval?
Compounding the injuries are the chicoms with their access via compromised chipsets in some major network gear that was made via outsourcing. I would need to do some digging, but there are serious questions about our military networks and these “fake” chips/gear and who really has what access at any given time.
You don’t really believe that’s the primary intended use for this, do you?
Riiiight...the CIA is looking for "Islamic terrorists" - you know, the kind of people who go to church on Sunday, belong to the NRA, take the Constitution at face value, kvetch about the Federal Reserve, and grow their own food.
The Nazis took over the OSS when it became the CIA and have been in bed with their natural allies, the muzzies, ever since.
>>All of our identities are known or at least filed somewhere.<<
No one but JR knows my RL identity — and that is offline (on check memo lines).
There is no file linking “Freedumb2003” with me.
Not perfect but it's something for Mozilla maybe IE. And it's free.
And soon the government will know more accurately about your beliefs and leanings and tendencies to "evil" than you will know about yourself.
Before that the government will need to invent "NEWSPEAK and imbue you with NEWTHINK to straighten you out while you are held in the camp.
Obama is only paving the way.
The NSA Is Building the Countrys Biggest Spy Center (Watch What You Say)
The former NSA official held his thumb and forefinger close together:
We are that far from a turnkey totalitarian state.
For his part, Inglis simply engaged in a bit of double-talk, emphasizing the least threatening aspect of the center: Its a state-of-the-art facility designed to support the intelligence community in its mission to, in turn, enable and protect the nations cybersecurity. While cybersecurity will certainly be among the areas focused on in Bluffdale, what is collected, how its collected, and what is done with the material are far more important issues. Battling hackers makes for a nice coverits easy to explain, and who could be against it? Then the reporters turned to Hatch, who proudly described the center as a great tribute to Utah, then added, I cant tell you a lot about what theyre going to be doing, because its highly classified.
security through obscurity. Its the only way these days. Don’t leave a discernible pattern to identify yourself.
If FR wants to get into the fray, force 2048 bit https traffic only; might not do much overall to “stop” the eves dropping, but wouldn’t make it easy either.
Really doesn’t matter however, so many of us and our habits are easily tracked simply by the cell phones in our pockets anyway. As others have pointed out, the Internet does not forget. And as you point out, information is gladly given up by companies. The correlation was already “made” and was done so a while ago. Our locations are easy at this point by cell tower alone.
You’ve been around long enough, sure you know of echelon. Its only gotten bigger and badder.
Security through obscurity is pretty much the best chance at this point. That or just unplug.
Bookmarked for later read..
And you go by Diana in Wisconsin?
Echelon, carnivore, omnivore...
Thanks, was afraid of that; appreciate getting back to me.
Um, Laz, we’ve known this for many, many years. There isn’t a byte transmitted on the Internet, microwave stations, land lines, laser links, phone cables, etc. that isn’t snooped on. The NSA/CIA have maintained listening posts worldwide and in the US for decades, law notwithstanding. The NSA hasn’t even been shy lately about their building of petabyte installations and the hiring untold numbers of “analysts” and engineers. Their press releases don’t seem to make the news but they even declassified the existence of the downlink and controls stations over 15 years ago.
Anyone in the intel community admitting anything but this subject might as well admit water is wet.
Lead the way... ;)
See my post #13 for a significant new thought about this topic.
I always check the FB pages of all parties to litigation.....:)
There is another alternative, just don’t use stupid data mining sites like Facebook.
Name the pub and I'm there. It's the patriotic thing to do, and hell, it's beer that keeps me sane.
The problem is that the companies that have the information are in the tank for the democrats.
Google paid a 3% tax rate last year, but gets away with it because they helped Obama get in office. All the while, Obama runs around screaming how we all have to “pay our fair share”.
Facebook was also 100% in the tank for Obama. Do you think they would give the same information to the GOP? None of the media companies would.
Romney 4x what Obama did for his television ads.
I think their social machine is just getting started ... 2014 will be the test. If the Repubs get slayed I would start working on that bugout plan, because it is over for good...
It was really fun to interview soon-to-be college grads back in the mid 2000s. Back when you had to have an .edu address to participate in FB.
Unless you had a corporate back door hack, LOL.
Thanks for posting this, Laz.
Like #18, I feel “frankly, I’d be more astonished if they weren’t.” But your point about unfair use in elections is good.
From the post: “an alerting mechanism that automatically sends out reports or notifications based a predefined trigger.”
. . . It has a full automatic, or semi-automatic, trigger? Sounds like Diane Fein-one-to-talk should block it. . .
Thanks for pointing that out. I’m more ignorant than I suspected. Hat tip to I See My Hands and an apology to Diana.
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I need this website, friend. I need to understand.
“I just felt my nads shrink a little...”
“And you go by Diana in Wisconsin?”
Shhhh, unifxfox... this is code. I know exactly what she meant. Diana, The gray mist rises in the East and the turtle yells ooggiee ooggiee.
I’ve been sending out a howdy to the dude behind the screen since ‘08.
TOR was invented by the US Navy!
“As of 2012, 80% of the Tor Project’s $2M annual budget comes from the United States government.”
I do not wish for harm or violence to anyone, even to those I seriously despise (liberals). I believe the Founding Fathers left to us devices with which to handle the problems we face in a non-violent manner.
Sadly, I do not think liberals wish for such a solution (beyond conservatives just bending over and taking it) and become more militant and intransigent the more we stand up to them on the issues (goaded on by Zero as they are). Push will come to shove.
For instance, go to Google Trends and look for the search terms "gun control."
This chart show the relative search frequency of the term on Google over time. A President is a news maker, and what he says in a speech, or his actions, does alter our behavior on the internet, and can be seen and monitored. The spike in this chart is entirely due to Obama's recent actions. If you play around with the tool, you can get better information. Like if you search for similar terms like "gun control fascism" or "gun control school safety," you can get a better picture of how people are thinking about the issue, what side they are on, and how they are responding to the president's words and actions.
There are many tools and tricks where a smart organization can mine the Internet and determine which sites are likely to support you, which are not, and how specifically to respond and target friends and foes alike to enhance or suppress their participation.
Look at his constant use of the term "common sense." That is a code word to program people. It is a tested and targeted phrase. We need to detect and counter the programming with deprogramming of our own.
Remember, the media are captive prostitutes for the democrats. The media's tricks to influence opinion are shared with the democrats. Democrats are much better at this than republicans, and conservatives must get better at this.
Naw, I just felt mine swell up....they can bring it on!
And I would add FreeRepublic.com
There are a number of older posters from the Clinton days than could/can/will attest that the Secret Service does.
NSA will be hiring Mormons who have learned foreign languages overseas to translate the text and voice recordings that they collect overseas. Likewise the CIA cannot "legally" collect data on Americans. One catch is that other "friendly" governments can collect on Americans and trade the info. The other problem is that the FBI and soon, the DHS will have a lot of info collection on Americans and their postings. The good news is that all of the above are mostly incompetent.
Ain’t messin’ with no Facebook no more...