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    CIA's Gus Hunt On Big Data: We 'Try To Collect Everything And Hang Onto It Forever'

    Speaking before a crowd of tech geeks at GigaOM's Structureata conference in New York City, CTO Ira "Gus" Hunt said that the world is increasingly awash in information from text messages, tweets, and videos -- and that the agency wants all of it.
    "The value of any piece of information is only known when you can connect it with something else that arrives at a future point in time," Hunt said. "Since you can't connect dots you don't have, it drives us into a mode of, we fundamentally try to collect everything and hang onto it forever."


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    Dont think Big Brother is watching you, well you heard it directly from CIA's chief technology officer; The CIA wants everything and holds onto it forever.


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    Re: CIA's Gus Hunt On Big Data: We 'Try To Collect Everything And Hang Onto It Foreve

    If they're watching me, they're very bored. My concern is the money/resources required to keep track of essentially nobodies or huge files of no spy interest.

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    Re: CIA's Gus Hunt On Big Data: We 'Try To Collect Everything And Hang Onto It Foreve

    Gotta fill that new massive data center with something.

    Here is my byte

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    Re: CIA's Gus Hunt On Big Data: We 'Try To Collect Everything And Hang Onto It Foreve

    Byte this, federales!

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    Re: CIA's Gus Hunt On Big Data: We 'Try To Collect Everything And Hang Onto It Foreve

    Remember those dudes who were caught after training in the woods to assault a military base and slaughter as many people as they could, a'la Maj Hassan? How about the guys who had bought the fake bombs and were going to hit a bridge during rush hour?



    CIA is legally restricted from collecting on US persons without getting a ruling from the Judiciary. Domestic is FBI.
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