Opinion Monitoring Software

This is interesting research:

A consortium of major universities, using Homeland Security Department money, is developing software that would let the government monitor negative opinions of the United States or its leaders in newspapers and other publications overseas.
Such a “sentiment analysis” is intended to identify potential threats to the nation, security officials said.

Read full article here.

Bruce Schneier on his blog said:

“I have to admit I find the whole thing a bit too Orwellian for my tastes.”

Read his blog post here.

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