Raytheon's Riot program mines social network data to help predict future behavior.

This article titled “Software that tracks people on social media created by defence firm” was written by Ryan Gallagher, for The Guardian on Sunday 10th February 2013 15.20 UTC

A multinational security firm has secretly developed software capable of tracking people’s movements and predicting future behaviour by mining data from social networking websites.

A video obtained by the Guardian reveals how an “extreme-scale analytics” system created by Raytheon, the world’s fifth largest defence contractor, can gather vast amounts of information about people from websites including Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare.

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