Surprise: Raytheon Devises Technology to Monitor Serfs

Monday, February 11, 2013
Posted in category Surveillance State

Shocking news from the Washington Times:

Defense contractor Raytheon has developed software that tracks people online through social media sites like Twitter and Facebook.

The Rapid Information Overlay Technology (RIOT) software uses location data embedded in photographs and other Internet postings to track users’ movements and personal activities, according to Brian Urch, Raytheon’s principal investigator.

This column from Computerworld explains how one of the state’s top surveillance arms uses the RIOT software to track social media and predict behavior. The Telegraph calls it “snooping technology” and “stalking software.” The Guardian posts a video demonstration showing how the software can track an individual.

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2 Responses to Surprise: Raytheon Devises Technology to Monitor Serfs

  1. liberranter says:

    February 12th, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    The silver lining to this cloud is that there is always a workaround to defeat such technology.

  2. Wade says:

    February 13th, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    the passage below is why I do not belong to facebook

    “Defense contractor Raytheon has developed software that tracks people online through social media sites like Twitter and Facebook.”

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