US Gov. Software Creates 'Fake People'

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Baba gounj, Feb 19, 2011.

  1. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

  2. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Do the fake people have fake birth certificates?:happy-very:
  3. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    In Hawaii?
  4. curiousbrain

    curiousbrain Well-Known Member

    When you read through the article and the FBO 'Persona Management Software', it is more clear what is going on here: the creation of fake virtual identities online. It's not like they are printing out fake social security cards, drivers licenses, and drawing up Randall Stevens' left and right.

    Any of us could do most of what the contract outlines with thirty minutes of time and some mouse clicking, the contract seems to desire a way to automate the process.

    I don't particularly happen to agree with this sort of 'strawman factory', especially in the realm of my government, but there is no technical wizardry going on here; they are asking for well-known, straightforward techniques wrapped up into an automated process.

    It does raise another interesting question, though, which is at what point do social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, etc) have a responsibility to look for this type of behavior on their own, and then either take action or make it public?

    edit: A list of the organizations who have responded to the proposal.
  5. rod

    rod retired and happy

    This is the internet---nobody is responsible for anything.-------------------------------my name is Peggy
  6. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    finally a job that even klein could do
  7. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    ."-------------------------------my name is Peggy "

    That's a funny commercial!!
  8. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Hi, Peggy. Did Al really score four touchdowns in a single game. And did the Darcy's ever have a three-way with Kelly? Enquiring minds want to know!
  9. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    when Amanda Bearse directed a show , Kelly was outstanding.
  10. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    True. Did you notice in the very early years Kelly was really somewhat intelligent? Not sure when the change occurred. I also thought I liked Steve better than Jefferson until I started watching the re-runs. Jefferson really was the better of the two.
  11. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    They showed what happened to Kelly during a flash-back, it was riding in the car she banged her head.
    Quite true about Jefferson.
  12. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Awesome! Somewhere out there is an episode I haven't seen!:happy-very:
  13. curiousbrain

    curiousbrain Well-Known Member

    RIP, Buck.