Wanted: Egyptian Police on the Hunt for Sophisticated Surveillance Tool

Written on:June 21, 2014
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Egyptian police are looking to develop social media-monitoring software that experts say would be the first to understand multiple forms of written Arabic, and allow government officials to profile any user.

Experts told Mashable this system, first reported on June 2, would be the first to combine proficiency in colloquial as well as Romanized Arabic with the ability to zero in on specific government targets. Egyptian officials would be able to identify and analyze everything from patterns of extremist speech to people “spreading hoaxes and claims of miracles,” and would also be able to profile the social networks of people who officials want to investigate Read more…

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