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The googlization of OSINT

While scurrying the net for various useful government budgets (yeah, for an upcoming essay, not just for fun) I just came to think of a technological development that might have some effects on intelligence services' efficiency:

In the next version of Apple's Mac OS X - Tiger operative system they include a feature called "spotlight" that lets you find anything on your computer as quick as you search the internet.

That will put ordinary people and intelligencers alike in a position to actually utilize those great amounts of knowledge in the form of PDF's and DOC's on shared networks that, as it is, is often gathering dust because you never remember that little reference to "Norwegian Defence Budget", "OSINT", "Wonderful Cookies" etc.


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