Big Data

Raytheon's 'Google for Spies' Tracks You from Social-Media Sharing — and Fast

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As if you weren't paranoid enough about your Facebook privacy settings, now your every social-media move can be mined for the purposes of actual spying. The Guardian has lifted the veil on RIOT, an as-yet-unsold program from defense contractor Raytheon that looks through Facebook, Twitter, Gowalla, and Foursquare to find out where a person lives and hangs out, to discover what he or she looks like, and even to predict what he or she will do in the future.

Read more at The Atlantic Wire.

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