On continue à rigoler avec HBGary…
Exclusive: #Military’s ‘#persona’ #software cost millions, used for ‘classified #social_media activities’ | The Raw Story
A fake virtual army of people could be used to help create the impression of consensus opinion in online comment threads, or manipulate social media to the point where valuable stories are suppressed.
(...) #HBGary, which conspired with Bank of America and the Chamber of Commerce to attack #WikiLeaks, spy on progressive writers and use malware against progressive organizations, was also revealed to have constructed software eerily similar to what the Air Force sought.
“This contract was awarded to a firm called #Ntrepid,” Speaks wrote to Raw Story. “In addition to the classified activities this software supports, US #CENTCOM, like most military commands, does use social media to inform the public of our activities. I should emphasize that such uses do not employ the kind of technology that was the subject of this contract solicitation.”
Ntrepid Corporation, registered out of Los Angeles, bills itself as a privacy and identity protection firm in some job postings, and a national security contractor in others, but its official website was amazingly just one page deep and free of even a single word of description.
In spite of their thin online presence, Speaks said the firm was awarded $2,760,000 to carry out the “persona management” contract.