by Pratap Chatterjee / CorpWatch.
Raytheon, a U.S. military manufacturer, is selling a new software surveillance package named “Riot” that claims to predict where individuals are expected to go next using technology that mines data from social networks like Facebook, Foursquare and Twitter.
Based just outside of Boston, Massachusetts, Raytheon sells $25 billion worth of equipment a year to military clients like the Pentagon. Some of its most famous products include Sidewinder air-to-air missiles, Maverick air-to-ground missiles, Patriot surface-to-air missiles and Tomahawk submarine-launched cruise missiles.
Raytheon’s Rapid Information Overlay Technology (Riot) software extracts location data from photos and comments posted online by individuals, and then analyzes this information to create a variety of spider diagrams to show where the individuals like to go, what they like to do and whom they communicate with. Continue reading
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As always, REMEMBER Facebook is THE primary tool of surveillance for the state and private security. It has made the cops job easier (but maybe made them lazier.. like it has the rest of us). So don’t be careless about what you post. Know that it may show up in a court indictment some day (for yourself OR someone else).