Today’s political post
It pisses me off that anyone is fucking stupid enough to make that image. Fucking assholes who want to halt the search for knowledge just because “how does it help ME right NOW waaaaaaaaaah”. Fuck them.
This is honestly way, way too funny.
The FBI is looking to develop a web application that can monitor social networks, including Facebook and Twitter, in order to gain better real-time intelligence about current or potential future security threats or situations.
This plan was inadvertently revealed by the FBI’s Strategic Information and Operations Center (SOIC) in a market research request for a “Social Media Application.”
The eagle-eyed New Scientist picked up on the request, which aims to “determine the capabilities of the IT industry to provide a social media application.”
Government agencies like the FBI are usually reluctant to openly discuss how social networks are used as an intelligence tool.
In the Request for Information document, the FBI lays out the requirements for the application that it is seeking to build. In the background portion of the document, the SIOC writes:
The FBI has conducted market research and determined that a geospatial alert and analysis mapping application is the best known solution for attaining and disseminating real time open source intelligence and improving the FBI’s overall situational awareness.
We’ve embedded the six-page document below, but here are some of the highlights:
The entire document is worth reading, if only to see the request for a “tweet lingo” dictionary within the app.
Monitoring social media activity isn’t limited to the FBI. Earlier this month, House subcommittee members urged the Department of Homeland Security to more closely monitor social media traffic.
While privacy advocates have bristled at the idea of social media monitoring, the government position is that if information is public, it’s fair game for scraping and monitoring.
The FBI’s RFI specifically targets “publicly available information” — rather than anything users keep private.
What do you think about how government agencies and law enforcement are using social media monitoring
Old news really, they are already doing it
I know some of you thought for a nano second that my post about the Planned Parenthood 8 Billion Dollar Abortionplex by The Onion here but don’t feel bad. Republican John Flemming could not figure it out at all. What can you expect from someone placing in office as the most popular among the average of Louisiana. Further proof of lack of critical thinking skills, as a deacon, he has really bought into that whole “fairy sky wizard tribal cave story” thing
if facebook existed in a galaxy far, far away
I swear it will get there
So, they put a mini Tumblr in the facebook interface. I wonder how it will go…
James Breyer is the CEO of ACCEL, a venture captialist company, who funded Facebook with 13 million dollars.
May 26, 2005
Taken from ACCEL’s website:
“Mr. Breyer was so taken with Mr. Zuckerberg’s company, thefacebook.com, which creates online interactive college-student networks, that his firm, Accel Partners, plans to announce a $13 million investment in the start-up today.”
taken from the National Venture Capital Assoc website:”
New Board Directors Also Named During Association’s Annual Meeting
May 13, 2004 – San Francisco, CA – The National Venture Capital Association’s (NVCA) Board of Directors today unanimously elected James W. Breyer to serve as its Chairman for the coming year. The election took place at the Association’s 2004 Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA.
The NVCA Board also announced eight new Directors who will each serve four year terms: Peter Barris, New Enterprise Associates; Michael Cronin, Weston Presidio; Joanna Rees Gallanter, Venture Strategy Partners; Robert Ketterson, Fidelity Ventures; Mark Klopp, Eastman Chemical; Gilman Louie, In-Q-Tel; Ted Schlein, Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers; and Chad Waite, OVP Venture Partners.
Notice the one name in there - Gilman Louie, In-Q-Tel Let’s have a look at In-Q-Tel’s website. Right in there header banner
Investing in Our Nation’s Future - Our mission is to deliver leading-edge information technologies to the CIA and the Intelligence Community. We’re a critical link between the Agency’s IT users and the most promising technologies in the IT marketplace.
I laught (;-P) my ass off for a good 15 minutes. Enjoy followers.
Are you someone whose day can be ruined by witnessing clumsy spelling all over the world’s largest social network? Then this delightful list will let you live vicariously through the venom of others who aren’t afraid to publicly challenge and humiliate sloppy wordsmiths. NOTE: If you see any improper spelling in this paragraph, please respond obnoxiously. (Via Lamebook)
(NOTE: This self-edit wasn’t so much “obnoxious” as “utterly brilliant.”)
UPDATE (4/11/11): Woman inadvertently confesses to bestiality.
UPDATE (4/15/11): Four new gems including a failed teacher, a liar, and a “no”-nothing. (ViaFailbook)
UPDATE (4/15/11): Rock and roll all night with the wrong person.