Skip to comments.Secret Military Contractors Will Soon Mine Your Tweets
Posted on 02/13/2014 10:54:13 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
The Army wants a contractor to conduct detailed social media data mining to identify violent extremist influences around the world that could affect the European Command, responsible for operations in Europe as well as Iceland, Israel, Greenland and Russia.
Though the project is classified Secret, an Army contract shop in Europe posted a wealth of information on the FedBizOps contract website Tuesday.
The data mining contract, which has the very long title of Social Media Data-mining, Localized Research, Market Audience Analysis, and Narrowcast Engagement Requirements, will support both the European Command and Special Operations Command Europe.
In its request for information, the Army said it wants a contractor to provide detailed social media research and analysis, on-the-ground native research and analysis, and customized social media website development and execution. This will include open source information, detailed social media data-mining, social media monitoring and analysis, target audience analysis, media kit development and social media platform operations.
This is a global effort, according to the RFI. In addition the European Command and the Special Operations Command in Europe, activities under this contract will support strategic communications, operations to engage local populations, build interagency partnerships, and identify violent extremist influences within EUCOMs area of responsibility emanating from Africa Command, Central Command, Pacific Command, or Southern Command areas of responsibility.
Even more details are contained in a Secret work statement that I would need a decoder ring to obtain but I consider the unclassified info on FedBizOps a real gift for my daily trolling of federal digital cupboards.
While I don’t approve of government snooping on citizens you have to be a fool to assume tweets and facebook posts aren’t monitored. I particularly lovecstories where some person claiming disability is busted by a facebook poster.
Yeah... this is public stuff. This is like asking the FBI not to mine phone books.
So much for military secrecy. They should all be fired and the whole military intelligence complex be reviewed and cleaned out from top to bottom.
I’ve never heard of such incompetence in many years of dealing with the military in both war and peace.
I blame it on Gen. Dempsey, a complete Politically Correct ahole and those under his immediate command.
Leavenworth has lots of room for these fools.
My tweets are safe. I don’t have a twitter account.
They, and most of the world, put entirely too much stock in twits, blatherings, chatter and short blurbs of inane stupidity posted on “social media.”
I read that verb differently. I was expecting booby traps and IEDs.
Since when did terrorists use Twitter to plan their attacks. These sorts of news “stories” are more likely put out their as a psy-op to attempt to corral the populace into “correct thinking” (lets have no more of those snarky tweets about Obamacare now, comrade).
Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping!
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All mine relate to the stock submissions and rare sale or toying with the old Willys. I rarely use it anyway.
Rand Paul is correct
If it’s called Twitter and messages are called tweets, are the users called Twits?