CIA Invests in Social-Network Datamining
In-Q-Tel, the investment arm of the CIA and the wider intelligence community, is putting cash into Visible Technologies, a software firm that specializes in monitoring social media. It's part of a larger movement within the spy services to get better at using "open source intelligence" -- information that's publicly available, but often hidden in the flood of TV shows, newspaper articles, blog posts, online videos and radio reports generated every day.
Here's the Visible Technologies press release on the funding.
Posted on October 26, 2009 at 6:53 AM • 36 Comments