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Originally posted by marg6043
You have been long enough in this boards to understand this issues, and if you like your mood said are under some kind of impairment, "drugged" is not going to make you look very nice at all.
Shobhana Srinivasan product manager, said 150 US companies now use BuzzMetrics to monitor what bloggers say about their brands, their competition and their category. "They are very much attuned to it [as an area]," she said.
"They want to know what does it mean? Is it good buzz or bad buzz and how does 10,000 conversations compare to what they are saying about my competition?"
Few, if any companies, admit to paying to eavesdrop. Y&R Brands would say only that "most of its major clients" have signed up for its service, which trawls the internet on behalf of clients looking for negative or positive keywords and how chatter about brands spreads from one blog to others. The information is displayed in a three-dimensional map that shows the websites that are most influential as larger, with others linking to it.
Ms Srinivasan said that clients are using the tool to track the effect of advertising, but also to neutralise the big-name bloggers.
She cited the example of a large cruise ship client that was launching a new liner. It identified the most influential bloggers and then invited them on the maiden voyage, knowing they would spread the word as soon as they hit
ECHELON is a name used in global media and in popular culture to describe a signals intelligence collection and analysis network operated on behalf of the five signatory states to the UKUSA agreement; Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States, known as AUSCANZUKUS.
The system has been reported in a number of public sources. Its capabilities and political implications were investigated by a committee of the European Parliament during 2000 and 2001 with a report published in 2001.
In its report, the European Parliament states that the term ECHELON is used in a number of contexts, but that the evidence presented indicates that it was the name for a signals intelligence collection system. The report concludes that, on the basis of evidence presented, ECHELON was capable of interception and content inspection of telephone calls, fax, e-mail and other data traffic globally through the interception of communication bearers including satellite transmission, public switched telephone networks and microwave links. The committee further concluded that "the technical capabilities of the system are probably not nearly as extensive as some sections of the media had assumed".
Originally posted by StargateSG7
BY the way....I am a sleeper agent/Manchurian candidate of the Bavarian Illuminati,
Rothschilds/18th Street Gang/Los Lobos/KISS/NWA/TUPAC/Trailer Park Boys/X-Files/
Stargate SG1/BSG/Free Masons
Originally posted by StargateSG7
The addition of the Department of Homeland Security has muddied the waters
and now the NSA, CIA, DIA (Defence Intelligence Agency), Office of Naval Intelligence,
and many others of the 40-odd AMERICAN agencies tasks with domestic and foreign
intelligence gathering & analysis are ALL trying to combine their forces
and form an INTEGRATED intelligence apparatus than can SHARE data and then
ACT upon that within a timely manner.
Originally posted by CPYKOmega
I disagree with Bush's policies and hope he gets TAKEN OUT.