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Post time 2011-11-5 01:47:41 |Display all floors
Wasn't it the Chinese who intimated a couple years ago that Facebook was CIA....?

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AP Exclusive: CIA Following Twitter, Facebook

By KIMBERLY DOZIER AP Intelligence Writer
McLEAN, Va. November 4, 2011 (AP)

In an anonymous industrial park in Virginia, in an unassuming brick building, the CIA is following tweets — up to 5 million a day.

At the agency's Open Source Center, a team known affectionately as the "vengeful librarians" also pores over Facebook, newspapers, TV news channels, local radio stations, Internet chat rooms — anything overseas that anyone can access and contribute to openly.

From Arabic to Mandarin Chinese, from an angry tweet to a thoughtful blog, the analysts gather the information, often in native tongue. They cross-reference it with the local newspaper or a clandestinely intercepted phone conversation. From there, they build a picture sought by the highest levels at the White House, giving a real-time peek, for example, at the mood of a region after the Navy SEAL raid that killed Osama bin Laden or perhaps a prediction of which Mideast nation seems ripe for revolt.

Yes, they saw the uprising in Egypt coming; they just didn't know exactly when revolution might hit, said the center's director, Doug Naquin.

The center already had "predicted that social media in places like Egypt could be a game-changer and a threat to the regime," he said in a recent interview with The Associated Press at the center. CIA officials said it was the first such visit by a reporter the agency has ever granted.

The CIA facility was set up in response to a recommendation by the 9/11 Commission, with its first priority to focus on counterterrorism and counterproliferation. But its several hundred analysts — the actual number is classified — track a broad range, from Chinese Internet access to the mood on the street in Pakistan.

While most are based in Virginia, the analysts also are scattered throughout U.S. embassies worldwide to get a step closer to the pulse of their subjects.

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Post time 2011-11-5 06:01:44 |Display all floors
Originally posted by ganzhuolin at 2011-11-5 01:47
.... newspapers, TV news channels, local radio stations, Internet chat rooms — anything overseas that anyone can access and contribute to openly.
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the CIA is reading newspapers and visiting chat rooms. And reading everything that anybody can write openly(!) in the internet.

What an evil measure, what a wicked spy action! Hard to find words to describe such an abomination!


Chuckle, chuckle, chuckle, chuckle....

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Post time 2011-11-5 10:53:16 |Display all floors

Chuckle, chuckle, chuckle....!

Originally posted by bern2009 at 2011-11-5 06:01
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the CIA is reading newspapers and visiting chat rooms. And reading everything that anybody can write openly(!) in the internet.

What an evil measure, what a wicked spy action! Hard to find wo ...


"What an evil measure, what a wicked spy action! Hard to find words to describe such an abomination!"

Ohhh, I definitely agree....!!!!

Chuckle, chuckle, chuckle....!!!

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Post time 2011-11-6 22:14:05 |Display all floors
it doesnt take a genius to figure out facebook is western intelligence.

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Post time 2011-11-6 22:48:01 |Display all floors

CIA monitoring Twitter, Facebook for intel and tips

Sat Nov 5, 2011 2:22PM GMT

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The Central Intelligence Agency is clandestinely gathering troves of information from social media sites, according to a report released Friday by The Associated Press' Kimberly Dozier.

Based out of an unassuming building in Virginia, a team known within the organization as the “vengeful librarians” are tracking chat rooms, blogs, Facebook, and Twitter  around the world. On Twitter alone, the CIA screens roughly 5 million messages per day.

Set up in response to a recommendation by the 9/11 commission, the center has become an integral part of the CIA's overall intel mining, so much so that information gleaned from tracking social media is now included almost every day in President Obama's daily security briefings.

The revelation is the latest example of the CIA creeping into the murky gray regions of domestic spying, something the agency is prohibited by law from doing. In September, a huge AP report revealed that the CIA was deeply involved in establishing the New York Police Department's counter-terror operations. Rawstory

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