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CIA-backed group investing in lens start-up

In-Q-Tel, which subsidizes technology of interest to intelligence agencies, is funding LensVector's work on lens tech free of moving parts.

By April 22, 2010


CIA to start spying on social media?

The agency's not-for-profit investment arm, In-Q-Tel, has signed a deal with Visible Technologies, a company that monitors social-media activity.

By October 20, 2009


CIA invests in open-source enterprise search

In-Q-Tel invests in open-source enterprise search vendor Lucid Imagination. It's good to see government users supporting the projects they use.

By June 22, 2009


CIA-launched fund invests in image sensor company

In-Q-Tel, a private investment firm launched by the CIA to support U.S. intelligence agencies, is among those that invested $15 million in Pixim, which makes image sensors for surveillance cameras.

By June 15, 2007


NSA seeks 'groundbreaking' spying powers, new leak reveals

The US government's spying budget includes funds to invent new technologies "to defeat adversarial cryptography and exploit Internet traffic," leaked documents show.

By August 29, 2013


'Internet of Things,' not privacy, to dominate at Black Hat

Security experts gather again in Vegas to show off and debate the latest in hacks and flaws, focusing this year on the latest risks facing Net-connected devices.

By August 6, 2014


Report: Google, CIA fund predictive analytics firm

Google Ventures and CIA's investment arm fund Recorded Future, a start-up that monitors Web and connects dots between people, places, events, Wired says.

By July 30, 2010


Granola PC energy miser plugs in at CES 2012

Working in the background, Granola software dials down power usage of CPU and other components by about 30 percent without knocking down performance.

By December 16, 2011


How Israel and Hamas weaponized social media

More militaries and armed groups are using social media as a weapon of war -- but when ground skirmishes are mirrored by cyber-social battles, managing the message can get messy.

By January 13, 2014


White House: Need to monitor online 'extremism'

President Obama's new anti-"extremism" strategy hints at expanding monitoring of social networks beyond what Homeland Security already does.

By August 3, 2011