from the watching-the-watchers dept.
The resumes of over 27,000 people working in the US intelligence community were revealed in a searchable database created by mining LinkedIn.
Transparency Toolkit said the database, called ICWatch, includes the public resumes of people working for intelligence contractors, the military and intelligence agencies.
The group said the resumes frequently mention secret codewords and surveillance programs.
"These resumes include many details about the names and functions of secret surveillance programs, including previously unknown secret codewords," Transparency Toolkit said.
To create the database, Transparency Toolkit built search software, called LookingGlass, to make it easy to browse the data. Both Looking Glass and the ICWatch data have been released on Github.
I first saw this story on Slashdot, where it is no longer available. [Here it is on Slashdot]. As of this writing, the code used to do the analysis, along with the resulting data, was still available on GitHub.
[Editor's note] These can also be found by following the links on Transparency Toolkit's Tools page.