CIA Looking To Mine Social Media Data

CIA Looking To Mine Social Media Data
technology

The intelligence community intends to follow social media sites for data to predict significant political and societal events.

Nestor Bailly, PSFK
  • 9 september 2011

Social media and Web 2.0 create a huge amount of open-sourced data from all over the world. From Tweets to public webcams, forums to search queries, there is a lot of information out there generated by people’s everyday internet usage. However some of that data is indicative of major real-world events: The perfect example being the Arab Spring uprisings earlier this year.

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