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'Riot' software could help governments spy on your real-life activity through social networks

Letters: Big data and big problems for personal information

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Your report (Defence giant builds 'Google for spies' to track social networking users, 11 February) describes a new product to collect and mine user data online. You quote a Raytheon email saying this is possible "without any personally identifiable information being disclosed". But what data constitutes personally identifiable information? PII...
Letters: Big data and big problems for personal information

Attack of the drones: US Navy picks Linux for its unmanned VTOL aircraft control system

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Disagreement between passionate Windows and Mac OS diehards have caused many a kerfuffle on the Interwebs. When it comes to the tactical control system of the US Navy's autonomous vertical take-off-and-landing craft, however, the military branch is putting its money on a different operating system. The Navy just awarded...
Attack of the drones: US Navy picks Linux for its unmanned VTOL aircraft control system

Marines eye solar energy to eliminate dependency on fuel generators (video)

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The United States Marines are already using solar panels to reduce their reliance on fuel generators, but by 2025, the few and proud hope eliminate the diesel-chugging monstrosities entirely. The Office of Naval Research has announced new partnerships with Raytheon, Battelle and Emcore to develop a transportable hybrid system...
Marines eye solar energy to eliminate dependency on fuel generators (video)

Will we ever have Iron Man exoskeletons?

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The threatening grimace, exchanged in the wild by beasts armed to the teeth, has morphed among civil men into a warm but ineffectual smile -– a Faustian bargain we question every time a deep growl startles us on a twilight jog. Reports from the vanguard of science tantalize us with...
Will we ever have Iron Man exoskeletons?

Today's Scuttlebot: The Next Big Thing, and the Apple-Samsung Partnership

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The technology reporters and editors of The New York Times scour the Web for important and peculiar items. For Monday, selections include a program from Raytheon that tracks people by mining data from social media, the entrepreneur behind Google Docs working on business collaboration tools for mobile devices and a...
Today's Scuttlebot: The Next Big Thing, and the Apple-Samsung Partnership

Hacker group GhostShell claims attack on FBI, Interpol, NASA, and Pentagon, theft of 1.6M accounts

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The hacktivist group GhostShell today announced its biggest attack yet: #ProjectWhiteFox, which targets the ESA, the FBI, the Federal Reserve, Interpol, NASA, and the Pentagon, as well as many companies that partner with these organizations. The team says it has released 1.6 million accounts and records from fields such as...
Hacker group GhostShell claims attack on FBI, Interpol, NASA, and Pentagon, theft of 1.6M accounts

How two-man shop SixHourSoft went from indie to Atari

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There are plenty of iOS developers working on games in their spare time, but few have had the same journey as Salt Lake City-based SixHourSoft. A two-man company founded by Raytheon engineers Jason Taylor and Karl Zeibig, the pair still develops apps in their spare time. After using their 2010...
How two-man shop SixHourSoft went from indie to Atari

Top jobs of the week in tech

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It’s already a busy week in tech, as Yahoo acquired Tumblr for $1.1 billion on Monday. We have full coverage of the story and will be following the news throughout the week. In the meantime, be sure to check our our latest batch of job listings from tech companies across...
Top jobs of the week in tech
Google office threatened by toxic vapors from Silicon Valley's early days

New 'Google For Spies' Mines Social Media, Builds Profiles, Predicts Future Locations

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Defense company Raytheon is now boasting about new software that mines social media in order to profile, and predict the movements of potential suspect. The program, called Rapid Information Overlay Technology, or RIOT, enables intelligence officers to "gain a snapshot of a person's life" in as little as a few clicks,...
New 'Google For Spies' Mines Social Media, Builds Profiles, Predicts Future Locations

Why we should all worry about being tracked online | James Ball

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'Riot' software developed to monitor people on social networks is as sinister as it sounds. We need legal safeguards, and fastSeparating paranoia from healthy caution in the 21st century is only getting harder, as it gets easier and easier for governments and corporations to track our online behaviour. The latest...
Why we should all worry about being tracked online | James Ball
Social tracker: It knows where you are, when you're there, and when you'll be back

Futuristic Navy railgun with 220-mile range closer to reality

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A $10 million contract with Raytheon for the Pulse Forming Network means that the newfangled weapon system, which uses electromagnetic energy instead of explosives to fire, is one step closer to deployment....
Futuristic Navy railgun with 220-mile range closer to reality
Google's Mountain View Headquarters Are Under Attack From Toxic Vapors!

Here's how governments might stalk you via social media

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Defense contractor Raytheon shows off RIOT, its very clever way of knowing when to nab your laptop -- say, during your daily trip to the gym. [Read more]...
Here's how governments might stalk you via social media
AfterCollege's Employer Popularity Index turns college recruiting into a popularity contest

Raytheon scores $886 million contract to improve GPS capabilities -- Engadget

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Raytheon scores $886 million contract to improve GPS capabilities -- Engadget

Top jobs of the week in tech

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It’s an exciting week for GigaOM’s editorial team. With the news that Austin will be the next Google Fiber–enabled city, our very own ATX resident Stacey Higginbotham is already envisioning how this could change her city for the better. She’ll be covering this story as it develops and undoubtedly sharing...
Top jobs of the week in tech

Pilot of the future: U.S. Army gets wearable tech for the battlefield

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Soldiers will use Android and Windows systems during missions in a not-so-distant future. The Raytheon Company has developed a wearable device and display to help pilots navigate and see where their foes are even after they leave the cockpit. [Read more]...
Pilot of the future: U.S. Army gets wearable tech for the battlefield
Creepy 'Google for Spies' Mines Your Social Networks to Predict What You'll Do Next

How Raytheon software tracks you online - video

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In this video obtained by the Guardian, Raytheon's 'principal investigator' Brian Urch explains how the software works on social networks...
How Raytheon software tracks you online - video

Raytheon VP Jon Jones dies of apparent heart attack

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Raytheon VP Jon Jones dies of apparent heart attack

Raytheon's new missile factory ready to fly

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The giant military contractor opened its doors today on its brand-new missile assembly and test facility. It will make SM-3s and SM-6s for the U.S. and allied militaries. [Read more]...
Raytheon's new missile factory ready to fly

Shockingly Unshocking: 'Cybersecurity' FUD Has Been Big Big Business For Contractors

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Back when this hype about "cybersecurity" and "cyberwar" first started to hit the mainstream (early on, "cyberwar" was more common, but lately people focus on "cybersecurity"), we had an article which suggested that much of this really seemed to be about scaring up a panic for the sake of throwing...
Shockingly Unshocking: 'Cybersecurity' FUD Has Been Big Big Business For Contractors

U.S. Navy turns to Linux to run its drone fleet

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A deal will pay giant military contractor Raytheon about $28 million to install the operating system on its vertical take off and landing (VTOL) drones. [Read more]...
U.S. Navy turns to Linux to run its drone fleet

Raytheon's Riot could make online stalking more efficient for governments (video)

www.engadget.com
When Raytheon isn't busy building a railgun or tinkering with exoskeletons, it apparently spends some time coding software to help keep tabs on what folks are doing online. The Guardian got ahold of a video from 2010 that reveals a Raytheon employee demoing such software with the moniker Rapid...
Raytheon's Riot could make online stalking more efficient for governments (video)
Navy researching how to shoot down drones with truck-mounted lasers

The Millitary's Answer To Instagram, Foursquare, Pinterest, And More

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A host of popular social media services have inspired secure military apps and sites that look and feel the same--mostly. Here's a look inside the latest creations for troops' Androids and what makes them unique. America's military is a sprawling global bureaucracy that loves technology, gadgets, websites, and apps....
The Millitary's Answer To Instagram, Foursquare, Pinterest, And More

Google buildings in Silicon Valley affected by toxic substances left behind by computer chip makers

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Two buildings owned by Google in Silicon Valley are being exposed to toxic vapors at the moment, according to a news report published today by CBS. TCE, also known as trichloroethylene vapors, have been discovered at the technology giant’s QD6 and QD7 offices on North Whisman road. A normal or...
Google buildings in Silicon Valley affected by toxic substances left behind by computer chip makers
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