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Whoops....Pentagon accidentally exposes web-monitoring operation

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posted on Nov, 21 2017 @ 01:17 PM
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How has this gone under the radar?

Wanna bet ATS is on their List?


The Department of Defense accidentally exposed an intelligence-gathering operation, thanks to an online storage misconfiguration.



DOD was reportedly collecting billions of public internet posts from social media, news sites, and web forums and storing them on Amazon S3repositories. But it neglected to make those storage servers private. So anyone with a free Amazon AWS account could browse and download the data, according to Chris Vickery, a security researcher at UpGuard.

Vickery noticed the problem in September. "The data exposed in one of the three buckets is estimated to contain at least 1.8 billion posts of scraped internet content over the past 8 years," UpGuard said in a Friday report.

Much of the data was scraped from news sites, web forums, and social media services such as Facebook and Twitter. The information includes content relating to Iraqi and Pakistani politics and ISIS, but also social media posts made by Americans.



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posted on Nov, 21 2017 @ 01:20 PM
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I'm not important enough to have them save any of my posts anywhere. I doubt if anyone even listens to what I talk about



posted on Nov, 21 2017 @ 01:23 PM
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originally posted by: rickymouse
I'm not important enough to have them save any of my posts anywhere. I doubt if anyone even listens to what I talk about


I bet they've got this one on their radar now...lol



posted on Nov, 21 2017 @ 01:23 PM
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a reply to: Vasa Croe

I saw that, could not stop laughing every time I think they cant get worse they find a new level of stupid to reach.



posted on Nov, 21 2017 @ 01:24 PM
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originally posted by: Irishhaf
a reply to: Vasa Croe

I saw that, could not stop laughing every time I think they cant get worse they find a new level of stupid to reach.


Probably an intimidation tactic. It was accidentally on purpose left out in the open.



posted on Nov, 21 2017 @ 01:24 PM
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originally posted by: Irishhaf
a reply to: Vasa Croe

I saw that, could not stop laughing every time I think they cant get worse they find a new level of stupid to reach.


It would be so much easier if they'd just quit trying to hide things...



posted on Nov, 21 2017 @ 01:26 PM
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originally posted by: rickymouse
I'm not important enough to have them save any of my posts anywhere. I doubt if anyone even listens to what I talk about


Now they'll be watching you more closely because of this attempt at disinformation


This doesn't surprise anyone though, does it?



posted on Nov, 21 2017 @ 01:28 PM
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originally posted by: MotherMayEye

originally posted by: Irishhaf
a reply to: Vasa Croe

I saw that, could not stop laughing every time I think they cant get worse they find a new level of stupid to reach.


Probably an intimidation tactic. It was accidentally on purpose left out in the open.


Nah, it was just a blunder. Believe it or not, the military is full of humans who make mistakes.



posted on Nov, 21 2017 @ 01:29 PM
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originally posted by: face23785

originally posted by: MotherMayEye

originally posted by: Irishhaf
a reply to: Vasa Croe

I saw that, could not stop laughing every time I think they cant get worse they find a new level of stupid to reach.


Probably an intimidation tactic. It was accidentally on purpose left out in the open.


Nah, it was just a blunder. Believe it or not, the military is full of humans who make mistakes.


I'd say exposure of a secret operation like this is a pretty big blunder....



posted on Nov, 21 2017 @ 01:31 PM
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originally posted by: Vasa Croe

originally posted by: face23785

originally posted by: MotherMayEye

originally posted by: Irishhaf
a reply to: Vasa Croe

I saw that, could not stop laughing every time I think they cant get worse they find a new level of stupid to reach.


Probably an intimidation tactic. It was accidentally on purpose left out in the open.


Nah, it was just a blunder. Believe it or not, the military is full of humans who make mistakes.


I'd say exposure of a secret operation like this is a pretty big blunder....


Secret operation?

You didn't know they were doing this sort of thing?



posted on Nov, 21 2017 @ 01:34 PM
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originally posted by: Vasa Croe

originally posted by: face23785

originally posted by: MotherMayEye

originally posted by: Irishhaf
a reply to: Vasa Croe

I saw that, could not stop laughing every time I think they cant get worse they find a new level of stupid to reach.


Probably an intimidation tactic. It was accidentally on purpose left out in the open.


Nah, it was just a blunder. Believe it or not, the military is full of humans who make mistakes.


I'd say exposure of a secret operation like this is a pretty big blunder....


Of course it is. It's still a blunder nonetheless. They make mistakes like this. Somebody somewhere is gonna get disciplined over it.



posted on Nov, 21 2017 @ 01:52 PM
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a reply to: rickymouse

I'm sorry...you were saying?



posted on Nov, 21 2017 @ 01:53 PM
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DOD must have made some kind of deal with social medias to have full access to these things..
One have to wonder about how much privacy is worth for big social medias.



posted on Nov, 21 2017 @ 01:53 PM
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originally posted by: MotherMayEye

originally posted by: Irishhaf
a reply to: Vasa Croe

I saw that, could not stop laughing every time I think they cant get worse they find a new level of stupid to reach.


Probably an intimidation tactic. It was accidentally on purpose left out in the open.


Yes.
They want us to know that they're watching.



posted on Nov, 21 2017 @ 01:56 PM
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originally posted by: Mandy555

originally posted by: MotherMayEye

originally posted by: Irishhaf
a reply to: Vasa Croe

I saw that, could not stop laughing every time I think they cant get worse they find a new level of stupid to reach.


Probably an intimidation tactic. It was accidentally on purpose left out in the open.


Yes.
They want us to know that they're watching.


Yeah let people know they're watching things like Facebook and Twitter so they know not to say anything there and go on other platforms. That's a brilliant strategy.



posted on Nov, 21 2017 @ 01:59 PM
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Pentagon accidentally exposes web-monitoring operation. That fits in well well with the politicians who have been exposing themselves in front of women. (these are not accidents)
a reply to: Vasa Croe



posted on Nov, 21 2017 @ 02:09 PM
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Sorry guys, my bad. I think I clicked "keep me logged in" last time I signed in.

I'll call the pentagon and explain ATS is just a real intense RPG.



posted on Nov, 21 2017 @ 02:15 PM
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originally posted by: face23785

originally posted by: Mandy555

originally posted by: MotherMayEye

originally posted by: Irishhaf
a reply to: Vasa Croe

I saw that, could not stop laughing every time I think they cant get worse they find a new level of stupid to reach.


Probably an intimidation tactic. It was accidentally on purpose left out in the open.


Yes.
They want us to know that they're watching.


Yeah let people know they're watching things like Facebook and Twitter so they know not to say anything there and go on other platforms. That's a brilliant strategy.



Are there any platforms that reach as many people as FB and Twitter?



posted on Nov, 21 2017 @ 02:43 PM
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a reply to: MotherMayEye

Do people doing nefarious things on the internet and apps care how popular the platform they're using is? All they care about is how secure it is. The Pentagon just told them what platforms not to use. If you think they did that on purpose, you're mistaken.



posted on Nov, 21 2017 @ 02:46 PM
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a reply to: Vasa Croe

Could you please call off your white owl??!?!?!

She won't quit staring at me!!!

SHoooo! Go away!




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