Pentagon Accidentally Exposes Massive Social Media Web-Monitoring Operation

Up Guard: Dark Cloud: Inside The Pentagon's Leaked Internet Surveillance Archive

The UpGuard Cyber Risk Team can now disclose that three publicly downloadable cloud-based storage servers exposed a massive amount of data collected in apparent Department of Defense intelligence-gathering operations. The repositories appear to contain billions of public internet posts and news commentary scraped from the writings of many individuals from a broad array of countries, including the United States, by CENTCOM and PACOM, two Pentagon unified combatant commands charged with US military operations across the Middle East, Asia, and the South Pacific.

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WNU Editor: Someone was incredibly sloppy .... or did not know what he/she was doing.

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