Via the Submitterator, Boing Boing reader Trotsky points to some news from the recent Defcon hacking conference in Las Vegas: "Project Vigilant says they hope to add 1,300 new employees by 2011 to help profile and identify 'adversaries.' One of their better known and longstanding 'adversary characterizers?' Adrian Lamo. A press release says the organization tracks more than 250 million IP addresses a day and can 'develop portfolios on any name, screen name or IP address."
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