by Jeffrey M. Gresio:
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is an agency of the United States Department of Defense responsible for the development of emerging technologies for use by the military.
Originally known as the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA), the agency was created in February 1958 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in response to the Soviet launching of Sputnik 1 in 1957. Since its inception, the agency’s mission is ensuring that the United States avoids further technological surprises. By collaborating with academic, industry, and government partners, DARPA formulates and executes research and development projects to expand the frontiers of technology and science, often beyond immediate U.S. military requirements.
Currently, DARPA’s mission statement is “to make pivotal investments in breakthrough technologies for national security.
DARPA-funded projects have provided significant technologies that influenced many non-military fields, such as computer networking and the basis for the modern Internet, and graphical user interfaces in information technology.
DARPA is independent of other military research and development and reports directly to senior Department of Defense management. DARPA has about 220 employees, of whom approximately 100 are in management.
Ever hear about “Lifelog?” You know, the DARPA project to create an automatically updated, itemized, organized, electronic list of every interaction you have, every event you attend, every place you go and everything you do? The project that was announced as canceled the very same day Facebook launched. Coincidence?
What is “Lifelog”? LifeLog was a project of the Information Processing Techniques Office of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) of the U.S. Department of Defense(DOD). According to its bid solicitation pamphlet, it was to be “an ontology-based (sub) system that captures, stores, and makes accessible the flow of one person’s experience in and interactions with the world in order to support a broad spectrum of associates/assistants and other system capabilities”. The objective of the LifeLog concept was “to be able to trace the ‘threads’ of an individual’s life in terms of events, states, and relationships”, and it has the ability to “take in all of a subject’s experience, from phone numbers dialed and e-mail messages viewed to every breath taken, step made and place gone”. Any of this sound familiar?
More coincidence – Regina Dugan—the former head of Darpa who was running the Advanced Technologies and Projects lab at Google—left the internet giant to take up a similar post at rival Facebook.
Facebook revealed the existence of a new group called “Building 8,” dedicated to researching and developing exciting new hardware products. “We’ll be investing hundreds of people and hundreds of millions of dollars into this effort over the next few years,” Mark Zuckerberg wrote in a Facebook post Wednesday, explaining that the team will be working based on the 10-year roadmap made public at the F8 conference.
Zuckerberg hired Regina Dugan, the former head of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to spearhead the new lab.
So, what exactly does this secretive team work on? Zuckerberg says the team will be working on “augmented and virtual reality, artificial intelligence, connectivity and other important areas.”
Next up, Google. Google’s true origin partly lies in CIA and NSA research grants for mass surveillance.
From an article in the Quartz: Two decades ago, the US intelligence community worked closely with Silicon Valley in an effort to track citizens in cyberspace. And Google is at the heart of that origin story. Some of the research that led to Google’s ambitious creation was funded and coordinated by a research group established by the intelligence community to find ways to track individuals and groups online.
The intelligence community hoped that the nation’s leading computer scientists could take non-classified information and user data, combine it with what would become known as the internet, and begin to create for-profit, commercial enterprises to suit the needs of both the intelligence community and the public. They hoped to direct the super-computing revolution from the start in order to make sense of what millions of human beings did inside this digital information network. That collaboration has made a comprehensive public-private mass surveillance state possible today.
The story of the deliberate creation of the modern mass-surveillance state includes elements of Google’s surprising, and largely unknown, origin. It is a somewhat different creation story than the one the public has heard, and explains what Google co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page set out to build, and why.
But this isn’t just the origin story of Google: It’s the origin story of the mass-surveillance state, and the government money that funded it.
There was already a long history of collaboration between America’s best scientists and the intelligence community, from the creation of the atomic bomb and satellite technology to efforts to put a man on the moon.
In fact, the internet itself was created because of an intelligence effort: In the 1970s, the agency responsible for developing emerging technologies for military, intelligence, and national security purposes—the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)—linked four supercomputers to handle massive data transfers. It handed the operations off to the National Science Foundation (NSF) a decade or so later, which proliferated the network across thousands of universities and, eventually, the public, thus creating the architecture and scaffolding of the World Wide Web.
Over the next few years, the program’s stated aim was to provide more than a dozen grants of several million dollars each to advance this research concept. The grants were to be directed largely through the NSF so that the most promising, successful efforts could be captured as intellectual property and form the basis of companies attracting investments from Silicon Valley. This type of public-to-private innovation system helped launch powerful science and technology companies like Qualcomm, Symantec, Netscape, and others, and funded the pivotal research in areas like Doppler radar and fiber optics, which are central to large companies like AccuWeather, Verizon, and AT&T today. Today, the NSF provides nearly 90% of all federal funding for university-based computer-science research.
The research arms of the CIA and NSA hoped that the best computer-science minds in academia could identify what they called “birds of a feather:” Just as geese fly together in large V shapes, or flocks of sparrows make sudden movements together in harmony, they predicted that like-minded groups of humans would move together online. The intelligence community named their first unclassified briefing for scientists the “birds of a feather” briefing, and the “Birds of a Feather Session on the Intelligence Community Initiative in Massive Digital Data Systems” took place at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose in the spring of 1995.
In 1995, one of the first and most promising MDDS grants went to a computer-science research team at Stanford University with a decade-long history of working with NSF and DARPA grants. The primary objective of this grant was “query optimization of very complex queries that are described using the ‘query flocks’ approach.” A second grant—the DARPA-NSF grant most closely associated with Google’s origin—was part of a coordinated effort to build a massive digital library using the internet as its backbone. Both grants funded research by two graduate students who were making rapid advances in web-page ranking, as well as tracking (and making sense of) user queries: future Google co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page.
It was the beginning of what in just a few years’ time would become Google. The two intelligence-community managers charged with leading the program met regularly with Brin as his research progressed, and he was an author on several other research papers that resulted from this MDDS grant before he and Page left to form Google.
The grants allowed Brin and Page to do their work and contributed to their breakthroughs in web-page ranking and tracking user queries. Brin didn’t work for the intelligence community—or for anyone else. Google had not yet been incorporated. He was just a Stanford researcher taking advantage of the grant provided by the NSA and CIA through the unclassified MDDS program.
Did the CIA directly fund the work of Brin and Page, and therefore create Google? No. But were Brin and Page researching precisely what the NSA, the CIA, and the intelligence community hoped for, assisted by their grants? Absolutely.
You can pretty well bet that any social service internet provider that collects data has ties to the CIA somewhere and is keeping tabs on you.
Big brother is watching and does not have your best interest in mind. The CIA is no longer loyal to America. Intelligence agencies worldwide have become a power onto themselves and are controlled by the drug and child trafficking, world bank controlling, pedophile Satan worshiping Cabal.
Thank God there are those still loyal to America and are being led by our Commander and Chief Donald J Trump.
The Brennan’s, Comey’s and Clapper’s of the world and those that control them need to be brought down. And praise be to God that we now have a team to do it, as well as dismantling the world bank.
As a final note, Facebook’s ‘family’ is getting smaller, as several executives head for the exits in a turbulent year.
At least seven senior Facebook executives have announced their departures this year.
None are leaving on bad terms, a company spokesperson told CNBC, and some will remain on in advisory positions.
It’s a major shake-up for a company that prides itself on keeping executives around — and that’s pretty consistently been answering to scandal and public scrutiny in recent months. Coincidence? The more you know.
Players and actors still being introduced. Enjoy the show.
Trust God and keep your powder dry.
Pray for our President and his administration.
God bless America and Patriots Worldwide.
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