RIOT Cyber Tracking: Locating YOU, Anytime, Anywhere

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An incredibly nosy new software has been developed by the company Raytheon. The software, called Riot, uses social media to track and predict a person’s every move. According to the UK Guardian, “Raytheon’s Riot program mines social network data like a ‘Google for spies'”.

Russia Today reported on the disturbing implications of the software:

Using public websites for law enforcement is considered legal in most countries, and Riot will be of interest to intelligence and national security agencies. In February last year the FBI requested that it wanted to develop ways of mining social media sites for monitoring “bad actors or groups”.

This has prompted concern from civil liberties groups about online privacy. Ginger McCall, an attorney at the Washington-based Electronic Privacy Information Center, said Riot raised concerns about how an individual’s data could be collected covertly without oversight or regulation.

“Users may be posting information that they believe will be viewed only by their friends, but instead it is being used by government officials or pulled in by data collection services like the Riot search,” McCall told The Guardian.

But Raytheon defended its product and in an email to the Guardian Jared Adams, a spokesman for the company’s intelligence and information systems department, said it would help to meet the US’s rapidly changing security needs.He also highlighted that it does not analyze personally identifiable information, such as bank details or social security numbers.

In December Raytheon indicated that Riot would be part of a patent the company is pursuing for a system designed to gather data from social networking sites and blogs to identify if someone is a national security risk.

The release of this software coincides with the expected announcement of yet another Executive Order on Tuesday. President Obama has hinted that CISPA, which did not pass congress, will be passed using his highly overworked executive authority.

CISPA allows for the voluntary sharing of information about internet traffic between private companies and the government. Its intention is to assist the intelligence service in identifying  and neutralizing cyber and hacking attacks and to ensure the security of networks against attack …Opponents of the bill say it will allow government to track an individuals browsing information, allowing them to spy on individuals at will.

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  • Wolf

    An allegience between corrupt corporations that want our money and scum government officials that want to control us in my view is a bad idea. I do not know how/why people are so blind.

    • Cara

      When I tried to view the Raytheon video it had been removed. Also gone from Youtube. ( In America) Go to

  • Do you think they are? Maybe they know there is nothing they can do.

    • Wolf

      I don’t know Evie.

    • Jean

      Then wear your collar proudly, Ms. Defeatist.
      Let the rest of us figure out ways to resist and overcome.

      • G-DAWG

        EMP. Suite me just fine. According to the Internet,:-),(statefarm commercial) one can make small portible EMP generators. I was kinda thinkin it might be a decoy, to scare folks away. Nah, GOV done got their meat hooks into everything. I’ve heard a couple highprofile patriots exclaim that a major EMP or CME event may be our only saving grace.

        The fix is beyond the ballot box. Semper Fi. III

        • High profile patriots…hmmm…would Ted Nuggent (and his caked up underwear) be one of them by any chance?

  • With apologies to Forest Gump … “Tyrants are as tyrants do.”

  • Anonymous

    you cant use two cans anda string without them monitoring it and the least little opinion that rubs them wrong will get your door kicked in next…hold it…i think someones at the door

    • G-DAWG


    • SKIP

      Pay attention, the feds wander around in front to keep your attention while the real assaulters sneak up on your back side. Land mine and booby trap the back.

  • Anonymous

    bring the emp im all for it lets just cut to the chase and see whos ready and whos not..if its not that its just gonna be somethin else anyway

  • Just yesterday, one of the uber spying thru cell phone technology corporations announced that they’re making a phone with phone apps. Hmmm…in other words, they’ve now figured out a way to spy on you even when you go to the toilet and sleep (for those of us who still even shower and sleep with our old-fashioned time pieces on). When I made that comment on the forum that published ‘the good news’ I was eaten alive by the sheep that were posting there. They simply couldn’t believe their good fortune at the news and immediately jumped on me with all kinds of pro-corporation drivel.


    “Ask the American public if they want an FBI wiretap and they’ll say, “no.” If you ask them do they want a feature on their phone that helps the FBI find their missing child they’ll say, “Yes!”“ — Louis Freeh

    • Duh…that was supposed to be “a WATCH (as in wrist watch) with cell phone applications…”