Archiv: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa)


21.11.2018 - 17:10 [ Informationsstelle Militarisierung e.V. ]

(Tarn-)Grüne Förderung von Sprunginnovationen

Im Koalitionsvertrag der aktuellen Bundesregierung wurde unter der Überschrift „Für eine modern ausgerüstete Bundeswehr“ die Gründung einer „Agentur für Disruptive Innovationen in der Cybersicherheit und Schlüsseltechnologien“ unter gemeinsamer Federführung des Innen- und des Verteidigungsministeriums angekündigt, welche die „technologische Innovationsführerschaft“ Deutschlands sicherstellen solle. Bereits im Vorfeld war durchgesickert, dass als Vorbild mit der DARPA die Forschungsagentur des Rüstungsindustrie galt. Die Rüstungsindustrie frohlockte bereits.

14.10.2018 - 10:02 [ New York Times ]

You Are a Suspect

(14. November 2002) Every purchase you make with a credit card, every magazine subscription you buy and medical prescription you fill, every Web site you visit and e-mail you send or receive, every academic grade you receive, every bank deposit you make, every trip you book and every event you attend — all these transactions and communications will go into what the Defense Department describes as “a virtual, centralized grand database.“

To this computerized dossier on your private life from commercial sources, add every piece of information that government has about you — passport application, driver’s license and bridge toll records, judicial and divorce records, complaints from nosy neighbors to the F.B.I., your lifetime paper trail plus the latest hidden camera surveillance — and you have the supersnoop’s dream: a “Total Information Awareness“ about every U.S. citizen.

14.10.2018 - 10:00 [ Wired.com ]

How the Tech Giants Created What Darpa Couldn’t

(29.5.2018) The William Safire column, „You Are a Suspect,” was published in the Times in 2002—two years before Facebook was created. And Safire isn’t talking about social networks or digital advertising—he’s discussing Total Information Awareness, a US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) program that proposed mining vast amounts of Americans’ data to identify potential national security threats. The virtual grand database was to belong to the Department of Defense, which would use it to identify behavior patterns that would help to predict emerging terrorist threats.