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Raytheon Riot: Defense spying is coming to social networks

According to the Guardian, multi-national security company Raytheon has developed Rapid Information Overlay Technology (Riot), a big data, social-networking spy program.

With Riot, a user — typically a government official — will be able to pull together your life-history; your relationships with other people; and the places where you’re most likely to be found. These tracking profiles are based not just on obvious information, such as your listing of a hometown on Facebook or FourSquare GPS location data, but also from “invisible” location metadata from digital photographs.

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