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SCARY Wave of the Future
« on: February 20, 2013, 11:36:13 AM »
Software that tracks people on social media created by defense firm

Exclusive: Raytheon's Riot program mines social network data like a 'Google for spies', drawing ire from civil rights groups

RIOT - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1dgoQJAt6Y



Who's your friend in the Volkswagon? - http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/feb/10/software-tracks-social-media-defence

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Re: SCARY Wave of the Future
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2013, 01:07:14 PM »
Watching the video demo of the thing, even more worrying.

I knew stuff like this was out there, didn't realise it was this advanced yet.

Get off the net now!
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Re: SCARY Wave of the Future
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2013, 02:39:14 PM »
There's lots one can do to remain anonymous for the most part. Mind you, if you're a suspected terrorist and law enforcement get search warrants, you're fucked. But besides that scenario, here's a couple hints:

  • Disable location services on your smart phone.  This makes Facebook posts and images impossible to geo-locate. Interestingly on my iPhone 3GS, the GPS coordinates do not make it to image EXIF metadata with location services turned on, so not everything that dude said in the video is true.
  • Sign out of your google account before surfing if you don't want your viewing habit to be linked to - well - your account! It still *could* be by your IP address and other data from your ISP, but that takes a search warrant. If you really want to be careful, use a proxy anonymiser. It'll slow your surfing down, but they're used by the highly paranoid. Just google "web anonymiser".
  • From work, create an SSH tunnel (on port 22) and port forward port 80 to a home machine that can act as a web proxy. It's doable with any Linux distribution; my fav is Ubuntu.

That'll keep you fairly anonymous...



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Re: SCARY Wave of the Future
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