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. And it could harness advances in internet technology - specifically the forthcoming "semantic web" championed by the web standards organisation W3C - to combine data from social networking websites with details such as banking, retail and property records, allowing the NSA to build extensive, all-embracing personal profiles of individuals.More details over at News Scientist.
Pentagon to investigate social networking sites
Posted on Monday, June 12 2006 @ 10:01 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
The Pentagon is going to take a closer look at social networking sites: