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 August 1, 2010  Posted by  Online, Surveillance

Andy Greenberg reports:

A semi-secret government contractor that calls itself Project Vigilant surfaced at the Defcon security conference Sunday with a series of revelations: that it monitors the traffic of 12 regional Internet service providers, hands much of that information to federal agencies, and encouraged one of its “volunteers”, researcher Adrian Lamo, to inform the federal government about the alleged source of a controversial video of civilian deaths in Iraq leaked to whistle-blower site Wikileaks in April.

Read more on Forbes.

Mark Albertson recently provided some background on Project Vigilant, here. Robert McMillan has more on the Chet Uber-Adrian Lamo-Wikileaks story on Computerworld.

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