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+ - The CIA's Social Mining Department->

Submitted by bsquizzato
bsquizzato (413710) 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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+ - Skype announces Cisco executive as new CEO->

Submitted by bsquizzato
bsquizzato (413710) writes "The Internet communications company Skype has announced today that Tony Bates, Senior Vice President at Cisco Systems, will join the company as CEO. Bates has most recently been General Manager of Cisco's Enterprise, Commercial and Small Business Division. All of this is shaping up as Skype plans to go public"
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