IARPA: US Government Spies on Us Through Vimeo and YouTube

By Susanne Posel
Occupy Corporatism

Igor Curcio heads a team of researchers at the Nokia Research Center has developed complicated algorithms that can take clips of thousands of films, and create a movie that is seamless and perfectly matched with an audio track.

Right now Google and YouTube assist corporations in mining for information on internet users by tracking what videos they watch. From there, a profile is derived from preferences.

The move toward utilizing computers to collect and decipher information is being seen across the intelligence community. On the US-Mexican border, developments are moving toward using computers to track border-crossers, film them with video cameras, and use software programs to analyze the data.

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) is a US governmental research agency that:

• Shares information with other US Intelligence Communities (IC)
• Fills in the gap between other agencies
• Provides innovations in line with business models
• Provides intelligence concepts that surprise enemies

Lisa Porter, former head of NASA, directs projects at IARPA on everything from cyberspace to biometrics.

IARPA is divided into 3 offices:


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