back to article DARPA wants to out-Google-Google

The military, researchers, and spooks have long known of the value of public domain information, and now DARPA wants to create a search engine to out-Google-Google in the business of organising that information. The agency has put out a call for developers to work on “domain-specific indexing, domain-specific search, and DoD- …


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  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Have servers behind a firewall, then block the DOD IP's. So how their search engine can't crawl the Internet. The NSA is interested in this information as well.

    1. frank ly

      But ....

      ... the DoD and the NSA know about Tor servers and how to use them.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Black Helicopters

    DARPA declares war on Google!!

    Though, as the commenter above mentioned, once the technology is perfected, it could be turned to control and monitoring of information on a subject, instead of indexing and presentation.

    1. solo
      Black Helicopters

      Re: DARPA declares war on Google!!

      Just like nuclear weapons are controlled by the US but threatened by all?

  3. Woza


    Just wait until Angleton finds out...

  4. ratfox

    They're doing it for the children!

    That's all right then, right? …Right?

  5. Mark 85

    They say:

    "DARPA is at pains to emphasise that Memex isn't interested in de-anonymisation applications, nor does it want the search engine attribute identity to IP addresses or servers, nor access information not intended to be published."

    But 5 will get you 10 that they want to be able to add that later. Their first target is "human trafficking" but they want their retuns from the search to be anonymous? What good is that?

  6. Trevor_Pott Gold badge


    The DARPA-funded search engine custom designed to root out political dissent. First they came for EVERYONE ALL AT ONCE, because the computers now gave them that power.

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