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Image2Taken from The Guardian

Exclusive: Raytheon’s Riot program mines social network data like a ‘Google for spies’, drawing ire from civil rights groups

A multinational security firm has secretly developed software capable of tracking people’s movements and predicting future behaviour by mining data from social networking websites.

A video obtained by the Guardian reveals how an “extreme-scale analytics” system created by Raytheon, the world’s fifth largest defence contractor, can gather vast amounts of information about people from websites including Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare.

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rs3Did you know that buttons like these allow Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, and others to track your online browsing site Activities On Every One of These That includes buttons, even if you never click the buttons and (in some browsers) Even If You Have third -party cookies disabled?

ShareMeNot is a browser extension designed to Prevent third-party buttons (Such as Facebook’s “Like” button or Twitter’s “tweet” button) embedded by sites across the Internet from tracking you Until you actually click on them. Unlike traditional solutions, ShareMeNot does this without completely removing the buttons from the web experience.

Note That this extension is part of a research project and not targeted for general use. We welcome your feedback and will use it to Improve our tool.

ShareMeNot can be downloaded here

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What is CrypTweet

CrypTweet is a collection of Python programs designed to work together, using RSA public-key cryptography so that anyone can send you an encrypted direct message, but only you can read it.

After the treatment that Jacob Applebaum and others have had at the hands of the the government of the United States of America, it has become clear that Twitter users require a secure communication channel; one that, even when subpoenaed, would not easily give up its secrets.

The solution is obvious: strong encryption.

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