I know where you live wee man

#1
Spooks turn to hi-tech geography

Imagine being able to pinpoint someone's location anywhere in the world simply by typing a few keywords on your PC.

That is what software partly funded by the US military is trying to do.

The MetaCarta program works by analysing thousands of documents and cross-checking the results with a massive geographical database.

So far it has largely been used by US intelligence agencies to analyse the huge amount of information collected as part of the war on terror.

"The government and international security agencies have a desire to find, track and sometimes arrest people," said Randy Ridley, MetaCarta's Vice President of Sales. "Our system can be used to find them across the globe."
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The software automatically extracts geographic references from text documents such as e-mails or webpages

Extracts information from e-mails? FARK 8O best encrypt me grot.

All joking aside, we knew this, just scary to have it confirmed. So if I typed, Cave , Tora Bora , Goat Curry , Taxi, Afghanistan , it would end up on this database?

Most scary
 
#2
PTP what you worried about..every time you fill out an online form you have given away your base station location........as for the other shit; what you worried about? Even keywords have to take time to be evaluated :lol:
 
#3
Probably only if you included: bomb, flight, USA.

I'll let you know when the black helicopters start circling overhead.

msr
 
#4
PartTimePongo said:
Spooks turn to hi-tech geography

Imagine being able to pinpoint someone's location anywhere in the world simply by typing a few keywords on your PC.

That is what software partly funded by the US military is trying to do.

The MetaCarta program works by analysing thousands of documents and cross-checking the results with a massive geographical database.

So far it has largely been used by US intelligence agencies to analyse the huge amount of information collected as part of the war on terror.

"The government and international security agencies have a desire to find, track and sometimes arrest people," said Randy Ridley, MetaCarta's Vice President of Sales. "Our system can be used to find them across the globe."
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The software automatically extracts geographic references from text documents such as e-mails or webpages

Extracts information from e-mails? FARK 8O best encrypt me grot.

All joking aside, we knew this, just scary to have it confirmed. So if I typed, Cave , Tora Bora , Goat Curry , Taxi, Afghanistan , it would end up on this database?

Most scary
Yep and with that small collection, they have located you in the West Midlands.......Wolverhampton to be precise.
 
#5
Yep and with that small collection, they have located you in the West Midlands.......Wolverhampton to be precise.
Do British Telecom normally work on Sundays? And my internet connection seems a bit slow toda
 
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#8
GCHQ are not involved in electronic surveillance of subjects on the UK mainland.

Sorry Cheeky, just thought I'd point that out.
 
#9
Capt Cheeky is correct, there are many technologies available on the open market, as good as many products from Fort Meade.

Sadly, some would say that capitalism has gone too far as operational capability is commercialised in the name of the tax dollar. But enough of those old cold war days!!

My cousin Salim has a small stall in the ISTAR and FP souk and, although not an authorised re-seller, highly recommends this inovative speech recognition product, manufactured in Dundee.

http://www.securivox.co.uk/

PM me for a price :wink:
 
#10
PartTimePongo said:
GCHQ are not involved in electronic surveillance of subjects on the UK mainland.
Are you sure? So who carries out electronic surveillance of suspect Al Qaeda subjects then - Inspector Frost?! Next you'll be telling me that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction. 8)
 
#12
Have (AK47) hours of fun (RPG7) by smattering your (semtex) emails with words (timer) and phrases that could be (death to the American Infidels) construed of being (British Airways flight 123) worthy of closer scrutiny by those who (pipe bomb) are doing the watching. :D 8O
 
#13
Baron

Unfettered by Defense Lobbyists on capitol Hill there are some quarters where the Wal Mart like mantra of pile em high and sell em expensive, to keep our boys safe, does not apply. Machine based intel analysis certainly keeps the NASDAQ running high.

I am told that Al Qaieda's current weaposn of choice are the Glock and the Colt commando, both freely available from Billy Bob's gun cabin in Great Falls Montana. ( all major credit cards accepted)

They buy their claymores there, it's a lot more convenient than having to make your own pipe bombs! ( how sordid). They prefer to Fly Swissair as the service is far superior to BA.

If they are flying BA, have to resort to AKs, RPGs and pipe bombs then our analysts would guess that it's proabably some low rent Brit security company working in Iraq for US AID or DFID. :lol:
 

Mr Happy

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#14
If I recall one of the intelligence "errors" prior to 11/9 was that the security services spent all their time tearing apart the code of JPEG's and AVI's looking for secret messages when in fact normal text emails were being used along the lines of:

Salim, Have a nice flight on Tuesday, Rgds OBL

Which rather unfortunately would appear a little tricky to track down. Rather reluctantly I might recommend the latest Tom Clancy book as it has some good points (even if the plot is for morons).

Mr H
 

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