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New Report: CIA monitoring millions of social media messages

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posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 05:22 PM
So, once again, we have confirmation that TPTB are watching your every move.

It has been a while since the US Central Intelligence Agency admitted it keeps an eye on everything that appears on Facebook and Twitter. A new report now says the CIA “vengeful librarians” have to follow up to 5,000,000 foreign tweets a day.

­In November, the CIA acknowledged a full monitoring of social networks. Almost two-thirds of intelligence reports made by the CIA for Washington now come from analysts monitoring millions of individual messages sent worldwide, says the Associated Press.

The CIA’s “vengeful librarians,” as the CIA Open Source Center (OSC) director Doug Naquin named them, monitor everything available regardless of its significance and language. This also includes TV news channels, internet chat rooms, local radio stations, and newspapers. Social media became the focus of the group’s activities during the unrest in the Islamic Republic of Iran, following its 2009 presidential election.

The goal is to map “the mood of a region” where the US pursues interest. Such a process let Washington in on the global public reaction after the death of Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan back in May.

Before that, the analysts saw the popular uprising coming to Egypt, but could not predict its exact timelines, said the center’s director, Doug Naquin.

Fast-paced riots, as the ones which took place during the Arab Spring, put social networks such as Facebook and Twitter on to the top among crucial intelligence tools. The two also offer a growing coverage, with Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook network boasting over 800 million active users, while June statistics showed over 300 million were singed in the Twitter microblog.

Notice that this article states that they are monitoring 5 million "foriegn" tweets per day.

I can't help but wonder what number of tweets are they monitoring from American citizens.

This article is just further proof that the CIA and other agencies monitor everything that you do, everywhere you go, and everything that you say.

I wonder what they have determined as "the mood of the region" we call the USA?

.....and the term "vengeful librarians" given to the CIA Open Source Center by director Doug Naquin just does not sound like people that are looking out for the best interest of the country.

posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 05:24 PM
The entire internet is version 2 of the database that IBM built for the nazis.

No one should be surprised.

posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 05:25 PM
I found this comment on the page very interesting.

Yes, but real terrorists don't use facebook or twitter.
So how useful is US INTEL? It isn't.

think about it, if they are monitoring everyone who IS sending messages and using youtube etc..
then they could "reverse-engineer" the process and look for everyone who ISN'T.

posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 05:26 PM
This is nothing new, but maybe it will open other peeps eyes. BTW, I'm pretty sure this site is monitored and Id be shocked if they couldn't associate me with my real (birth) name.
edit on 27-12-2011 by calnorak because: (no reason given)

posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 05:27 PM
So what?

If your job is security of America - - - you are going to use every avenue available.

Way too logical - - I know.

posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 05:30 PM
And people think that they don't monitor this site too....Heck 1st thing I would do is to check everyones posts on here if I was the CIA, we put more about how we feel and what we believe on this site then any other social website.
Heck I have been expecting MI5 to bust my door down for some of my posts ;D

posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 05:41 PM
I'm moving to prison, they'll never find me there

posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 05:42 PM
reply to post by isyeye

I am so glad I got rid of my facebook, its pathetic how they just monitor everybody and it really tells me they are afraid of the people if they rise against the government.

posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 05:45 PM
reply to post by calnorak

Well then I guess we should give them something to write about us.

posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 05:55 PM
I hate to tell people this, but the CIA and Military have been monitoring everything on the web since it's public release in the 90's.

The Internet has been around since the 60's, so they pretty much had a 30 year head start in how to go about monitoring certain things, and people.

posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 05:57 PM
now i realize some of you guys and gals are not upto date with how things work, but here is something that will interest you and this isn't 1/1.000th of what i use for my online data-mining ( strictly for work - not for any gov )


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