p2pnet view Off Topic:- Intelligent Integration Systems says the CIA has done something really dumb.
IISi boasts it “develops software products and systems solutions that manage, analyze, and clean large volumes of data in faster and more cost-effective ways. IISi software unleashes the power of a new generation of massively parallel processing (MPP) data warehousing platforms to enable key applications to run 10 to 100 times faster than traditional solutions.”
And it “claims the CIA is using a stolen computer program for its drone attacks in Afghanistan and Pakistan”, says AllGov, going on >>>
In a lawsuit it filed in Boston, IISi alleges that a former partner, data warehousing firm Netezza, used proprietary coding belonging to the plaintiff to hastily deliver software known as Spatial to the CIA so it could locate targets for unmanned aircraft.
IISi also claims that the pirated software is faulty and can result in attacks being off by about 40 feet.
In a deposition, IISi CTO Rich Zimmerman said Netezza CEO Jim Baum (right) told him the “CIA called them on the phone, said we need this to target predator drones in Afghanistan, that … we need Spatial up and running immediately”, says the story, adding:
“Zimmerman said his reaction was ‘amazement that they want to kill people with my software that doesn’t work’.”
AllGov – CIA Accused of Using Pirated Software for Drone Assassination Attacks, September 27, 2010
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