Report reveals Pentagon's "Leap" into social media surveillance

08/15/2013 | New Yorker (free content), The · Secrecy News

Last summer, according to an official report, Pentagon intelligence experts staged a series of experiments in which they used publicly accessible data from social networks to gather intelligence for simulated investigations pertaining to human trafficking, money laundering, terrorism and other threats. Officials concluded that social networks offered a powerful tool for combing through data that many users considered private, but that was technically accessible for high-tech scrutiny.

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