Daily Headline – 11/02/13

Website surveillance software developed for US defence

RIOT softwareThe Guardian is reporting about website surveillance software called RIOT developed by Raytheon for the US military.

The “extreme-scale analytics” system created by Raytheon, the world’s fifth largest defence contractor, can gather vast amounts of information about people from websites including Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare.

The power of Riot to harness popular websites for surveillance offers a rare insight into controversial techniques that have attracted interest from intelligence and national security agencies, at the same time prompting civil liberties and online privacy concerns.

For the full story from the Guardian click here.

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