Revealed: Air Force ordered software to manage army of fake virtual people

First Big Blue, then the Overlord Watson beats humans in the great game of Jeapordy... at nearly the same time it comes to light that the USAF is doing THIS...


These days, with Facebook and Twitter and social media galore, it can be increasingly hard to tell who your "friends" are.

But after this, Internet users would be well advised to ask another question entirely: Are my "friends" even real people?

In the continuing saga of data security firm HBGary, a new caveat has come to light: not only did they plot to help destroy secrets outlet WikiLeaks and discredit progressive bloggers, they also crafted detailed proposals for software that manages online "personas," allowing a single human to assume the identities of as many fake people as they'd like.

Eerie as that may be, more perplexing, however, is a federal contract from the 6th Contracting Squadron at MacDill Air Force Base, located south of Tampa, Florida, that solicits providers of "persona management software."

While there are certainly legitimate applications for such software, such as managing multiple "official" social media accounts from a single input, the more nefarious potential is clear.

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Is skynet in the works? Was the Zebulan Cyber Army part of the military? Or is this just some other way to wage cyber warfare, while we have awesome citizens like th3j35t3r fighting for their own beliefs as patriots, is this the USAF's own cyber division up to something?