CIA allegedly bought flawed software for attacks

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The CIA allegedly purchased flawed targeting software for drone missile attacks on suspected terrorists–software it knew was faulty, and that could misdirect attacks by as much as 39 feet–according to a report in The Register based on claims made in a lawsuit.

The suit, filed by a Massachusetts-based company called Intelligent Integration Systems (IISI), involves another Massachusetts company, Netezza, The Register said in its report today. Netezza, a data warehousing company IBM has made a bid to buy, allegedly got a $1.18 million purchase order from the CIA last year to provide data warehouse appliances for use in drones, according to The Register. When combined with IISI’s “Geospatial” software, the devices can be used to track movement of cell phones and pinpoint peoples’ exact locations in real time, The Register said.

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