MySpace -Data mining platform for the Homeland Security

That Murdoch has a hidden revenue streams, that for shore you could expect even if you are blessed with infinite naivety.

First time data profiling came close to my proximity, was when my neighbours Last.fm embarked on to there serious search to find investors for there project.

This context was my major critic on last.fm, that basically the foreground idea is social soft communityiing and in the bag-ground the war of marketing for hits and data rages, with smilies and and maximo sympatico design.

Well you can say this is normal, because everyone tries to make money, but I personally find on the end such strategies to boring and conservative.

So far so good because normal, than the whole hype of community this and that came up and it just proofs my understanding that here some people and organisations have outsourced cleverly there job, similar to Microsoft, ones with Microsoft that for ever a Beta tester.

Good for them, the "age of fear" provides endless encounters and synergies for commercial interest under the cover of "democratic illusion" milking the masses becomes an endless joy. The church lost the plot in the age of fear, passing over the business case to some service providers which then work for homeland security and other government agencies.
Yes web cams along the Mexican border streamed onto the net, where bored net citizens can turn into control-freaks and why not joysticking along the fence or wall to look for the golden shot.

Yes outsourcing is here the goal, why for god sake, only the CIA/FBI and others similar agencies should do the dirty jobs, when the fearful net citizen enjoys to participate in securing his way of live.

The new scientist writes Pentagon sets its sights on social networking websites

The Friend of a Friend (FOAF) project is about creating a Web of machine-readable homepages describing people, the links between them and the things they create and do.

The Advanced Research and Development Activity (ARDA) is an Intelligence Community (IC) center for conducting advanced research and development related to information technology (IT) (information stored, transmitted, or manipulated by electronic means). ARDA sponsors high risk, high payoff research designed to produce new technology to address some of the most important and challenging IT problems faced by the intelligence community. The research is currently organized into five technology thrusts, Information Exploitation, Quantum Information Science, Global Infosystems Access, Novel Intelligence from Massive Data and Advanced Information Assurance.

ARDA. Three strategic goals guide ARDA's program development:

* Focus on intelligence community problems with solutions that can be widely applied: maintain an operational problem focus and address solutions to problems that have broad effect on the intelligence community.
* Push the state of the art: address solutions to problems that entail high risk, but promise high pay-off.
* Provide depth rather than breadth: do a few key things deeply rather than many things in a shallow way.

Guiding principles for program development derive immediately from these strategic goals. Each ARDA sponsored activity must:

* Focus on intelligence needs;
* Leverage information technology;
* Focus on high-risk advanced research and development projects that emphasize revolutionary rather than evolutionary approaches;
* Have well-defined goals;
* Have the potential to make a major impact if successful;
* Be founded on sound scientific methodology, including experimental results, publication, and peer review; and
* Demonstrate measurable results

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