U.S. Air Force Targets the Blogosphere
Not happy with just eavesdropping on our telephone conversations and email , the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research has recently began a new project to “study” blogs to fight the war on terror.
Blog research may provide information analysts and warfighters with invaluable help in fighting the war on terrorism. The fact that the web is a vast source of information is sometimes overlooked by military analysts (so says Dr. Mieczyslaw M. Kokar, the president of Versatile). Our research goal is to provide the warfighter with a kind of information radar to better understand the information battlespace.
Some bloggers have made a stink over this, but I’m surprised they haven’t been doing this already. Or should I say (sadly) nothing much really surprises me these days.
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