This page is to link the BBC 911 Conspiracy File programme with the increasing pervasiveness of an Orwellian police state.

The BBC 911 File would fulfil a requirement to divert mildly attentive citizens off the trail of unanswered questions and to instil a sense that social norms demand a censorious dismissal of suggestions that maybe the official conspiracy theory does not hold water.

The BBC 911 File heavily featured the Pentagon. But they failed to report the significant funding from military and government intelligence sources for the computer departments at Purdue or how data is gathered for their SWS project.

Dr Chaturvedi, the originator of SWS, insists his goal is a depersonalised likeness for each individual, rather than a real ID. If your town census records your birth date, job title, and whether you belong to a 911Truth group, SWS will generate what Chaturvedi calls a "like someone" but not with the same name.

The Department of Defence, FBI, CIA etc. - the funders and customers of the SWS system - could have different ideas. [More]

The raw data is gained from monitoring e-mail traffic etc. by the NSA and information gleaned from social networking sites like Facebook which is highlighted as an example.

Facebook is one source of data fitting with the Office of Information Awareness objectives and the remit of SWS. Dr. Alok R. Chaturvedi, Professor of Information Systems and Director of Purdue Homeland Security Institute is deeply involved in these circles. The steadily expanding computing community based at Purdue University including the Department of Computer Sciences, Discovery Park, the Rosen Centre, the Computing Research Institute, the Krannert School, are all richly funded by the US government via Department of Defence, NSF, Office of Naval Research, DARPA, Homeland Security etc. The [Information Awareness Office] serves these departments with raw data required by Purdue University's SWS social modelling systems.

Alok Chaturvedi is a key figure who works alongside Christopher Hoffmann, the “boffin” who created the “game boy” computer visuals that so impressed the BBC. If you follow the links below and read the text you will see how Facebook supplies the data for Dr Chaturverdi's SWS project.

For a quick slide show on Facebook click here

The article below sets out more detail and has links to the military establishments. Access the web original here :

The New Zealand Herald

Facebook - the CIA conspiracy
By Matt Greenop Wednesday Aug 08, 2007

Social websites face transparency questions

Facebook has 20 million users worldwide, is worth billions of dollars and, if internet sources are to be believed, was started by the CIA.

The social networking phenomenon started as a way of American college students to keep in touch. It is rapidly catching up with MySpace, and has left others like Bebo in its wake.

But there is a dark side to the success story that's been spreading across the blogosphere. A complex but riveting Big Brother-type conspiracy theory which links Facebook to the CIA and the US Department of Defence.

The CIA is, though, using a Facebook group to recruit staff for its very sexy sounding National Clandestine Service.

Checking out the job ads does require a Facebook login, so if you haven't joined the site - or are worried that CIA spooks will start following you home from work -check them out on the agency's own site.

The story starts once Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg had launched, after the dorm room drama that's led to the current court case.

Facebook's first round of venture capital funding ($US500,000) came from former Paypal CEO Peter Thiel. Author of anti-multicultural tome 'The Diversity Myth', he is also on the board of radical conservative group VanguardPAC.

The second round of funding into Facebook ($US12.7 million) came from venture capital firm Accel Partners. Its manager James Breyer was formerly chairman of the National Venture Capital Association, and served on the board with Gilman Louie, CEO of In-Q-Tel, a venture capital firm established by the Central Intelligence Agency in 1999. One of the company's key areas of expertise are in "data mining technologies".

Breyer also served on the board of R&D firm BBN Technologies, which was one of those companies responsible for the rise of the internet.

Dr Anita Jones joined the firm, which included Gilman Louie. She had also served on the In-Q-Tel's board, and had been director of Defence Research and Engineering for the US Department of Defence.

She was also an adviser to the Secretary of Defence and overseeing the Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), which is responsible for high-tech, high-end development.

It was when a journalist lifted the lid on the DARPA's Information Awareness Office that the public began to show concern at its information mining projects.
Matt Greenop

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