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US Govt. Funds Chatroom/Forum Spying
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Nice catch from V7N member TGR on a US government initiative to fund research into forum / chat room surveillance.

This is the best news item i could find on this at the time of writing. Here's a quick excerpt:

Amid the torrent of jabber in Internet chat rooms — flirting by QTpie and BoogieBoy, arguments about politics and horror flicks — are terrorists plotting their next move?

The U.S. government certainly isn't discounting the possibility. It's taking the idea seriously enough to fund a yearlong study on chat room surveillance under an anti-terrorism program.

A Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute computer science professor hopes to develop mathematical models that can uncover structure within the scattershot traffic of on-line public forums.