What is next up for these bastages?? Unreal is all I can say. Was Egypt the testing ground to get folks out protesting???
The US government is offering private intelligence companies contracts to create software to manage "fake people" on social media sites and
create the illusion of consensus on controversial issues. The contract calls for the development of "Persona Management Software" which would help
the user create and manage a variety of distinct fake profiles online. The job listing was discussed in recently leaked emails from the private
security firm HBGary after an attack by internet activist last week. Click here to view the government contract (PDF) According to the contract, the
software would "protect the identity of government agencies" by employing a number of false signals to convince users that the poster is in fact a
real person. A single user could manage unique background information and status updates for up to 10 fake people from a single computer. The
software enables the government to shield its identity through a number of different methods including the ability to assign unique IP addresses to
each persona and the ability to make it appear as though the user is posting from other locations around the world.