FBI seeking social media monitoring tool

AFP | Jan 26, 2012

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking for a tool to mine social media for intelligence tips.

The US domestic law enforcement agency is asking information technology contractors about the feasibility of building a tool that would “enhance its techniques for collecting and sharing ‘open source’ actionable intelligence.”

The January 19 open request was published on a website offering federal business opportunities and was first reported by New Scientist magazine.

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1 Comment on "FBI seeking social media monitoring tool"

  1. So, now we get down to the nitty-gritty of why the National Broadband Network is being created! Total Information Awareness means that everything you do or say will be under constant surveillance! More than that, what you say and do will be, and is, being manipulated overtly and covertly, whether you realize it or not!

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