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Google Teams Up with CIA to Fund “Recorded Future” Startup Monitoring Websites, Blogs & Twitter Accounts

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Fri, Jul 30, 2010 at 2:08 pm

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Investors at the CIA and Google are backing a company called “Recorded Future” that monitors tens of thousands of websites, blogs and Twitter accounts in real time in order to find patterns, events and relationships that may predict the future. The news comes amidst Google’s so-called “Wi-Spy” scandal, that refers to revelations that Google’s Street View cars operating in some thirty countries snooped on private Wi-Fi networks over the last three years.

Noah Shachtman, contributing editor at Wired magazine and editor of its national security blog, Danger Room

John Simpson, director of Consumer Watchdog’s Inside Google project.

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