Few days ago I have partecipated to an open discussion started by Stefano Mele, a security and cyber-terrorism expert, on the development of Internet Content Monitor System by the Soviet government.
In April, the “Russian Federal Service for Supervision Telecoms” has announced it that it has launched a tender for developing a Content Monitor System with a budget of $ 530,000. Following the tender the development phase was started in august and have to be completed in December. After an initial amazement is legitimate to ask the following questions?
Let us proceed by steps:
But what are they and what are these control platforms?
The system, according to official statements of government representatives, will be used for content analysis of online media outlets. Of course, systems with these characteristics can be used for the other purposes allowing the monitoring of any action or form of protest that can be expression of dissent against the government. The system must be able to analyze information composed by text and also pictures and videos on subjects which could be used to affect the subconscious mind with subliminal messages or similar.
Why lead a public tender for the development of such systems?
It is difficult to understand the real reasons. Why issue a public tender? The assumptions may be different and imaginative:
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