Report: Facebook Chat Messages Monitored by CIA-Backed Company

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
By Paul Martin

by C. Mitchell Shaw
Tuesday, 21 April 2015

As if Facebook doesn’t do enough damage to users’ privacy without help, the social media giant has apparently been either the target or the willing accomplice of a shadowy firm known as Recorded Future.

The company is an American-Swedish startup that has been backed by Google, as well as the CIA and NSA, according to a report by Sputnik News, which says Recorded Future has been scanning Facebook Chat messages as part of the “open web.”

As the name implies, Recorded Future’s objective is to compile data by vacuuming the web and then analyzing that data to predict future events — particularly terrorist activities. The disturbing revelation is that — like other government-funded groups — the company does not narrow its searches to known or suspected terrorists, but casts a wide net that includes everyone.

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