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Social network analysis: Constructing and analyzing graphs of communication and interaction patterns between individuals, possibly on a large scale.

From this work, an analyst can identify collaboration patterns and determine how groups are structured, who is in control, and in what ways they are vulnerable to disruption (motivated by both offensive and defensive concerns). Machine learning algorithms can help the analyst by discovering subgraph patterns that suggest potential new links that may not yet have been observed in the data. Temporal derivatives of social network structures can be analyzed to track evolving relations and power structures. Pentagon to adopt NFL's instant replay technology. The same video technology the NFL uses for instant replay during football games could soon help monitor battlefields in Afghanistan.

Pentagon to adopt NFL's instant replay technology

Tesla's Autopilot System. Mastering the human domain. Information Awareness Office. The Information Awareness Office (IAO) was established by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in January 2002 to bring together several DARPA projects focused on applying surveillance and information technology to track and monitor terrorists and other asymmetric threats to U.S. national security, by achieving "Total Information Awareness" (TIA).[4][5][6]

Information Awareness Office

Security Expert: "We Have To Assume That The NSA Has EVERYONE Who Uses Electronic Communications Under CONSTANT Surveillance" Washington's Blog. Creepy, Calculating and Controlling: All the Ways Big Brother Is Watching You. Creepy, Calculating and Controlling: All the Ways Big Brother Is Watching You By John W.

Creepy, Calculating and Controlling: All the Ways Big Brother Is Watching You

Whitehead February 16, 2015 “You had to live—did live, from habit that became instinct—in the assumption that every sound you made was overheard, and, except in darkness, every movement scrutinized.” —George Orwell, 1984 None of us are perfect. Indeed, there was a time when most Americans thought nothing of driving a few miles over the speed limit, pausing (rather than coming to a full stop) at a red light when making a right-hand turn if no one was around, jaywalking across the street, and letting their kid play hookie from school once in a while. 'Privacy Critical to Human Freedom': Snowden, Poitras, and Greenwald Talk NSA. During a unique conversation hosted by the New School and the New York Times on Thursday, the three people most responsible for bringing the story of mass global surveillance programs orchestrated by the U.S.

Rejecting the idea that "only people who have something to hide" should be worried about government surveillance, Greenwald continued by arguing that what those people are saying "is that 'I've agreed to turn myself into such a submissive, pliant, uninteresting person that I actually don't think the government is interested in me.' That in itself is an extraordinary damage—that you accept that bargain or that that bargain even exists. But I think for all of us, just the knowledge that we might be watched at any given moment is very psychologically damaging," for individual people and for society as a whole. – senseih

National Security Agency were brought together for the first time since they first met in a Hong Kong hotel in 2013.

'Privacy Critical to Human Freedom': Snowden, Poitras, and Greenwald Talk NSA

Filmmaker Laura Poitras and journalist Glenn Greenwald sat with the New York Times media columnist David Carr on stage while the whistleblower himself, Edward Snowden, appeared via videolink from Russia where he remains under asylum protection. "Yes, governments possess extraordinary powers—but at the end of the day there are more of us than there are of them.

" The Government Is Spying On Us Through Our Computers, Phones, Cars, Buses, Streetlights, At Airports And On The Street, Via Mobile Scanners And Drones, Through Our Smart Meters, And In Many Other Ways Washington's Blog. Take a Peek at How Widespread Spying Has Become Even now – after all of the revelations by Edward Snowden and other whistleblowers – spying apologists say that the reports are “exaggerated” or “overblown”, and that the government only spies on potential bad guys.

The Government Is Spying On Us Through Our Computers, Phones, Cars, Buses, Streetlights, At Airports And On The Street, Via Mobile Scanners And Drones, Through Our Smart Meters, And In Many Other Ways Washington's Blog

In reality, the government is spying on everyone’s digital and old-fashioned communications. For example, the government is photographing the outside information on every piece of snail mail. The government is spying on you through your phone … and may even remotely turn on your camera and microphone when your phone is off. As one example, the NSA has inserted its code into Android’s operating system … bugging three-quarters of the world’s smartphones. How you can be tracked anywhere in the world - Washington Post. XKeyscore: NSA tool collects 'nearly everything a user does on the internet'. A top secret National Security Agency program allows analysts to search with no prior authorization through vast databases containing emails, online chats and the browsing histories of millions of individuals, according to documents provided by whistleblower Edward Snowden.

XKeyscore: NSA tool collects 'nearly everything a user does on the internet'

The NSA boasts in training materials that the program, called XKeyscore, is its "widest-reaching" system for developing intelligence from the internet. The latest revelations will add to the intense public and congressional debate around the extent of NSA surveillance programs. They come as senior intelligence officials testify to the Senate judiciary committee on Wednesday, releasing classified documents in response to the Guardian's earlier stories on bulk collection of phone records and Fisa surveillance court oversight.

Americans Put On Terror Database For Buying Computers, Waiting For Relatives At Train Stations. Www.state.gov/documents/organization/170479.pdf. Govt Documents Reveal DHS Domestic Spy Takeover. Surveillance in the Age of Total Information Awareness. As you read through this report, pay attention to this box.

Surveillance in the Age of Total Information Awareness

We've posted here relevant documents the ACLU of Massachusetts received in response to freedom of information act (FOIA) and public records requests to all levels of government. We will continue to receive documents.