Pentagon sets its sights on social networking websites

New Scientist reports on plans in the US to start to tap into all the information that people are putting in the public domain, via social networking sites.

New Scientist has discovered that Pentagon’s National Security Agency, which specialises in eavesdropping and code-breaking, is funding research into the mass harvesting of the information that people post about themselves on social networks

danah boyd isn’t that surprised by the news, (I wasn’t either) and she’s got some worthwhile comments to read about it.

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