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Submission + - The CIA's Social Mining Department (

bsquizzato writes: The Associated Press is running a story about the CIA's Open Source Center: "a team known affectionately as the 'vengeful librarians'" who work out of "an anonymous industrial park in Virginia, in an unassuming brick building" scouring social networks and other online media to keep up with the world's current events and opinions on American actions. This should come as no surprise, but it is quite interesting that President Obama is briefed daily on the latest hot topic tweets and Facebook posts.
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The CIA's Social Mining Department

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